Irrigation Pumps in Nebraska by Fuel

2018

2018 Total Farms That Irrigate – 12,465
Total Pumps – 72,591
Fuel Pumps % of
Total
Electricity 42,587 58.67%
Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel 17,664 24.33%
Natural Gas 8,295 11.43%
LP Gas, Propane, and Butane 3,925 5.41%
Gasoline, Ethanol, and Blends 120 0.17%

Sources: 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey, Table 13. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on May 18, 2020.
Typically, there are five years between updates.