There’s a reason Nebraska is called the Cornhusker State

22 Jun 2015

Nebraska is part of the Grain Belt of the United States. It is known as the Cornhusker State (Go Cornhuskers!). With those associations, you know we’ve got major agricultural production going on, and it’s happening here in York County.


According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, York County has 541 farms, with 339,591 total acres devoted to farming. The average farm is 628 acres. The county’s primary crops are corn, soybeans, forage-land, silage, and sorghum. It’s top livestock production includes cattle and calves, hogs and pigs, sheep and lambs, and pullets for laying flock replacement.


Along with farmers, York is home to a number of large ag-related businesses, including Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, not to mention advanced manufacturing businesses that produce agricultural equipment, and meat processors. Agri-business is a YCDC identified target and many of YCDC's activities directly impact York County farmers and ag-related businesses.

To get an idea of some of the ag-related businesses operating in York County, visit

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