Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska

Learn About Farming in Nebraska

Nebraska farmers and ranchers are recognized worldwide as leaders in animal agriculture. By protecting their animals through modern practices like antibiotic use and individual housing, they are providing healthy, humane care. They’re also producing safer and more affordable food for a growing world. Along the way, they play an integral role in the Nebraska economy – driving commerce in communities across the state and paying taxes that help build schools and roads.

Here are some key facts about Nebraska animal agriculture:

  • 1 in 3 Nebraska jobs is dependent on agriculture and agribusiness.
  • Nebraska farm animals are less susceptible to disease, predators and the elements than ever before.
  • Animal agriculture in Nebraska yielded an estimated $522 million in income taxes and $316 million in state property taxes in 2009.

But the reasons you should care about Nebraska animal agriculture don’t end there. Select from the menu on your right to learn how each producer group is contributing to more humane treatment of animals and a better Nebraska.