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Irrigation Pumps in Nebraska by Fuel

2008

2008 Total Farms That Irrigate – 14,711
Total Pumps – 79,505
Fuel Pumps % of
Total
Electricity 43,068 54.17%
Diesel Fuel 22,803 28.68%
Natural Gas 8,391 10.55%
LP Gas, Propane, and Butane 5,217 6.56%
Gasoline and Gasohol 26 0.03%

Sources: 2008 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey, Table 20. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on January 5, 2010.
Typically, there are five years between updates.