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The tables below offer information about Nebraska agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, the top ten agricultural state of Nebraska ranks 4th among the states for total agricultural production.
Nebraska's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Nebraska's top commodities in each of Nebraska's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
The most important agricultural commodities produced in Nebraska are cattle and calves adding up to over 1/2 (52.3%) of the total agricultural production of the state. Hogs are another important livestock product of the Cornhusker State. Dairy products, chicken eggs, and sheep and lambs are also produced.
Grain corn is the most important and valuable crop produced in Nebraska. It is worth over 1/5 of the total agricultural production of the state. Soybeans are important too. Wheat, hay, and dry beans round out the list of the five most valuable Nebraska crops.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Nebraska.
The 2004 table above contains information about Nebraska agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of cattle and calves produced in Nebraska is 6,196,896. This number represents a dollar value of $6,196,896,000 (6,196,896 x 1,000): six billion, one hundred and ninety-six million, eight hundred and ninety-six thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Nebraska. For example, cattle and calves account for 52.6% of Nebraska's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of these cattle and calves amount to over 1/2 of Nebraska's total agricultural production.
National ranking highlights - 2004
Nebraska farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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