Farmers talk about how many acres of land their farm, how big is an acre?

We had another great question come in to the blog from a reader:

Farmers talk about how many acres of land their farm, how big is an acre?

An acre is about the size of a football field.

One acre of land can produce many different types of crops, depending on the fertility and type of soil, how much rain falls and how much the sun shines.

For example:

Wheat: 2,784 pounds (46.4 bushels)

One bushel of wheat produces about 42 pounds of flour, which can be used to make 42 loaves of bread or 42 pounds of traditional pasta. One bushel of whole wheat yields even more: pounds of flour to make 64 loaves of bread or 64 pounds of pasta.

– American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Food and Farm Facts”

Keep asking great questions! Our Nebraska farmers and ranchers look forward to explaining what they do every day to produce safe food for you and your family.

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One response to “Farmers talk about how many acres of land their farm, how big is an acre?

  1. A football field’s measurements is 100 yards long by 50 yards wide. This breaks down into 300 feet long and 150 feet wide. An acre is a total of 43,560 square feet. A football field would equal 45,000 square feet. A football field would be very close in size to an acre, but it would actually be a tad bit larger.

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