September 18, 2020

Nebraska’s Sustainable Family Farms Feed the World

By the Honorable Pete Ricketts, Governor of the US state of Nebraska. Nebraska is a global leader in agriculture, producing world-class crops and manufacturing innovative farming technologies.  Among U.S. states, Nebraska ranks first in beef and veal exports, second in ethanol production, third in corn exports, fourth in total cash receipts from all farm commodities, and fifth in soybean exports.  Our state has 2.5 million cattle on feed and harvested 1.8 billion bushels of corn in 2019. Many people are surprised to learn that Nebraska’s prolific production comes primarily from family farms.  Ninety-five percent of the farms in our state…