Nebraska corn quick facts
Nebraska historically has been known as the “Beef State” and is home to over 2.37 million beef cattle annually.
36% of Nebraska’s corn goes towards ethanol production without reducing available stocks for food and animal feed. 33% of the corn used to produce ethanol returns to the market as animal feed (DDGs).
There are over 47,400 farms in the state with over 45.2 acres devoted to farmland (91% of Nebraska’s total area).
The state has 96,547 registered, active irrigation wells supplying water to over 8.3 million acres of harvested cropland and pasture.
More than 2.1 billion gallons of ethanol was produced in Nebraska in 2017.
There is an average annual precipitation decreases by one inch every 25 miles, allowing Nebraska to have a diverse agricultural industry from one side of the state to the other.