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Agricultural land in Nebraska is a significant asset of wealth and a key economic input into the state's economy. It is no mere coincidence that Nebraska consistently ranks fourth among the 50 states in total cash receipts from farm marketings while also ranking fourth in land acreage in farms and third in terms of irrigated acreage.

This NebGuide provides an overview and an intepretation of land ownership and tenure patterns in Nebraska.