LAND IN FARMS BY USE CLASSIFICATION
Thousands of Acres
Nebraska - Selected Years            
  Cropland   Other Total
    Pasture All Total   Rangeland All Other Land in
Year Harvested Only Other Cropland Woodland Pasture Land 1 Farms
1920 18,936 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1925 19,810 4,381 888 25,079 883 14,456 1,606 42,024
1930 21,399 4,160 944 26,504 941 15,840 1,424 44,709
1935 12,195 2,653 10,514 25,362 934 18,942 1,378 46,616
1940 17,305 3,736 4,374 25,415 NA NA NA NA
1945 19,596 942 2,890 23,429 511 22,185 1,629 47,754
1950 19,407 1,400 2,970 23,776 820 21,415 1,456 47,467
1954 18,874 1,117 2,876 22,868 622 22,542 1,454 47,486
1959 18,057 1,309 3,461 22,828 522 22,847 1,560 47,757
1964 15,229 1,031 5,839 2,100 496 22,781 1,377 26,754
1969 14,023 2,461 5,739 22,223 466 21,115 1,368 45,172
1974 16,309 3,274 2,639 22,213 515 21,530 1,477 45,735
1978 16,372 2,329 3,573 22,274 433 22,115 1,292 46,114
1982 17,076 2,397 2,961 22,434 458 20,537 1,531 44,961
1987 15,276 2,565 5,479 23,320 441 20,443 1,100 45,305
1992 16,146 2,586 3,668 22,402 442 20,557 991 44,393
1997 17,898 1,882 2,854 22,633 437 21,622 1,162 45,854
2002 17,337 1,882 3,303 22,521 382 21,941 1,059 45,903
2007 18,170 892 2,424 21,486 410 22,620 965 45,480
2012 18,813 322 2,463 21,597 443 22,297 994 45,332
NA - not available
1 Includes house lots, barn lots, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2012 Census of Agriculture, 2014
Last Updated: 5/5/2014
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov
Data link: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/major-land-uses.aspx