Nebraska Corn By the Numbers! Did You Know?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

The numbers are coming in for the Nebraska corn crop and once again they are staggering.

Did you Know:

There will be about 1.52 BILLION Bushels of corn harvested in 2011 in Nebraska alone!

Nebraska Field Corn

The corn is what we call "field corn". The corn used for human consumption IS NOT this corn. 

There are roughly 9 million acres of corn planted each year in Nebraska!

Those acres remove 72 MILLION TONS of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere each year...or more than 9 million cars worth!

There are about 26,000 farmers in Nebraska.

There are roughly 66 MILLION cattle fed annually in Nebraska! That's a lot of steaks and hamburgers!

The corn raised in Nebraska goes primarily to feed cattle, buffalo, hogs, chickens, and Ethanol.

The numbers and information you hear on the national media about corn usage are almost never accurate!

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Comments (5)

Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Thanks for some interest bits of info. It is probably this way with many corps. cheers cvc

Nov 25, 2011 05:38 AM
Amy Robinson
London Pierce Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Realtor, Scottsdale Arizona Homes For Sale

Hi Mike,  Now that is a lot of corn.  I had no idea that there was corn planted that was not for human consumtion...very interesting.

Nov 25, 2011 12:23 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Impressive numbers Mike. Glad to hear there are 26,000 farmers in Nebraska alone. Hope they are all prospering.

Nov 26, 2011 12:32 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Mike, we are losing farmers left and right here in Tennessee. I hope you are not seeing the same thing!

Nov 26, 2011 09:03 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi All...thank you for stopping by.

Curtis...You are so right and I plan on doing  blogs in the near future about other Nebraska crops such as Soybean, Alfalfa, and Wheat.

Amy...Only 2% of Corn grown in the US is for Human Consumption. I know that seems almost like I have a typo but I do not.  

While I am not sure if it is intentional or just ignorance...the nationl media seems to be fixated on the whole corn crop being for human consumption which is simply not true.

David...Even though we have 26,000 Farmers...that is less than 10 years ago.  It is also getting very hard to get into farming due to high equipment costs... mentioned before we are also losing farmers...and we are seeing larger operations taking over smaller ones but I have noticed a lot of young farmers staying in the industry and farming with other family more and more this past decade.

Nov 26, 2011 01:52 PM