Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

May 2006


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 05/03/2006. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Following a year of climbing fuel prices, tough crop prices and average yields, I really didn’t expect to be reporting record high net farm income for the State of Nebraska, but that’s the news I have to report. Net Farm Income for 2005 was $83,095, up 5 percent over last year’s record high income. I was really surprised as the averages were coming in, but it didn’t take long to understand where the numbers were coming from.