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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1970. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1970, the author. Used by permission.


The agricultural industry in Nebraska is the largest single industry in the state. It is also a very significant supplier of many major agricultural commodities to the nation and the world. Because of the importance of the agricultural industry in Nebraska, the economic future of the state is highly dependent upon the economic potential of the agricultural sector. It was the purpose of this study to partially identify and measure the economic impact of that potential.

This study was done on a crop reporting district basis since these geographical districts vary markedly in cropping patterns. Seven crops were selected for this study. They were corn for grain, grain sorghum, wheat, soybeans, alfalfa, wild hay and sugar beets. The seven crops studied comprised the major crops grown in Nebraska.

Advisor: Michael S. Turner