The latest Seasonal Drought Outlook was released on Thursday, which is valid through May 31st. They are predicting some drought relief in the Upper Midwest and Central Plains, including Nebraska. The drought looks to persist or intensify in the Southern Plains and Southwest U.S.
Here is the link to the 2012 Ag Census Preliminary Report
Below is the Nebraska section of the Selected Operator and Principal Operator Characteristics: 2012 and 2007.
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