8 Reasons to Protect the Lower Platte River

Agricultural Production

Agricultural Production

Today, thousand of acres in the Lower Platte River Valley are irrigated and considered prime agricultural land, selling in excess of $2,500 per acre.

Much of the area is cultivated with corn and soybeans, except in the less productive and saline soils where grain sorghum is typically grown. Grazing lands are also found in the uplands and the valley bottoms.

Beef cow-calf and swine production is prominent on family farm operations scattered throughout the area.