The corn farmers of Nebraska look to the future with vision and investment in the many possibilities for new uses for corn. Corn is a sustainable crop used for feed, fuel, food and fiber and has a major role in our state’s economy and feeding a growing world. The organization to carry out this vision to create more demand for corn as a feed, fuel, food and fiber is the Nebraska Corn Board.
Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of 1862 on July 1, establishing the original Union Pacific Railroad. Ground was broken in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1863, though the first rail wasn’t laid until July 1865, three months after President Lincoln was assassinated. Seven years after the signing of the Pacific Railway Act, Lincoln's dream was a reality when the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
The Missouri river, at 2,540 miles in length, is the longest river in the United States. It has played an important role in the discovery and expansion of our country to the West Coast, as well as to the discovery and expansion of Nebraska as a state.