Nebraska farm numbers see decline in 2018 Nebraska’s number of farms and ranches declined during 2018, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the State, at 45,900, was down 400 farms from 2017. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebraska with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales decreased 200 farms from ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!