TENURE OF FARM OPERATORS
Nebraska - Selected Years      
  All Farm Full Part    
Year Operators Owners Owners Managers Tenants
1910 128,678 79,250 NA 987 48,441
1920 124,417 50,565 19,107 1,315 53,430
1925 127,734 45,493 22,273 669 59,299
1930 129,458 43,301 24,117 1,020 61,020
1935 133,616 42,861 24,152 795 65,808
1940 121,062 35,064 21,497 554 63,947
1945 111,756 33,622 24,603 432 53,099
1950 107,183 37,939 27,164 333 41,747
1954 100,846 35,141 26,342 327 38,923
1959 90,475 31,141 26,520 324 32,490
1964 80,163 28,629 26,663 398 24,473
1969 72,257 28,416 26,087 --- 17,754
1974 67,597 28,674 25,084 --- 13,839
1978 63,768 25,239 24,842 --- 13,687
1982 60,240 24,837 23,083 --- 12,320
1987 60,502 25,301 22,361 --- 12,840
1992 52,923 21,477 21,030 --- 10,416
1997 54,539 24,700 20,283 --- 9,556
2002 49,355 24,191 18,646 --- 6,518
2007 47,712 23,989 17,958 --- 5,765
2012 49,969 24,898 18,836 --- 6,235
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service,
2012 Census of Agriculture, 2014
Last Updated 5/5/14
by Nebraska Databook
email: mike.lundeen@nebraska.gov