AgDev Statistic of the Week
At 70.6% of total farms, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, leads the nation in percent of total farms reporting using conservation practices.
Conservation Practices: Top Ten Counties, 2007
Location quotient is a measure of a county’s statistical difference from the United States as a whole. For example, the number one ranked Nuckolls County has 3.08 times the percentage of the U.S. Any way to say it is that Nuckolls County has over three times its expected share of farmers reporting the use of conservation practices.
Note: Only counties with 100 or more farms are included in the analysis.
Source: 2007 Census of Agriculture. United State Department of Agriculture