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Cornhusker Economics (November 20, 2013)
Nebraska’s irrigated acreage base expanded by more than 930,000 acres between the 2002 and 2007 Census of Agriculture years, to an official 8.56 million acres. This moved the state ahead of California to be ranked first in the nation regarding largest crop acreage under irrigation. Since that last census benchmark, significant changes in irrigated acreage across Nebraska have occurred with the rapid rise in commodity prices and the drought of 2012.