Platte County Harvest: Some Meandering History of Nebraska Agriculture

In a little pocket of the earth in Platte County, Nebraska, where the gentle slope of a cornfield bows down to meet the steep wall of a grassy road ditch, I wait for my turn to ride in the combine. Platte, French for “flat,” is one of the most commonly used words in the nomenclature of Nebraska.There is Platte Center, a town not quite in the center of Platte County, and Plattsmouth, located just south of the Platte River’s mouth.