- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The number of farms and ranches in Nebraska declined again last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that the number of farms and ranches in the state declined 400 from the previous year to 48,700 in 2015.

The number of small farms with less than $100,000 in revenue declined 500 while the number of large farms increased by 100.

The average size of farms in Nebraska increased by 7 acres to 928 acres.

The total amount of land used for farms and ranches in Nebraska remained unchanged at 45.2 million acres.

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