About Us

Midwest Research is one of the pioneers in contract research having been founded in 1963. We have over 100 years of experience in agricultural research. Consistency and confidentiality has been our top priority. As the industry changes, we strive to make the necessary improvements for our clientele and provide the data when you need it.





Midwest Research Inc. is located near York, Nebraska in the south central area of the state. We are just a few miles north of Interstate 80, about 50 miles west of Lincoln. At the research station northwest of York, we have 1000 acres of uniform, well-drained silt loam soil in EPA Region 5.  We also have a loamy sand site, which is located on the Platte River bottom approximately 30 miles north of York, and a third site located 50 miles west near Grand Island, NE in EPA Region 7. The 3 sites are owned and operated by management, giving us complete control of our research. The area has an abundant supply of groundwater, giving us the ability to irrigate 100% of our land.

Most of our research is done on-site, however, we can work off-site.




The USDA Hardiness Zone map places all of our growing locations into Zone 5, with an average of 27 inches of precipitation, hot summers and cold winters; this makes the climate conducive for cultivation of a large number of specialty crops, outside of the standard corn-soybean rotation.



Crops Grown:
  • Corn
    • Field Corn
    • Popcorn
    • Sweet Corn
    • Seed Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Small Grains
    •  Millet
    • Grain Sorghum
    • Wheat
    • Oats
    • Barley
    • Rye
    • Triticale
  • Clovers
  •  Alfalfa
  • Sugarbeets
  • Chicory
  • Oil Crops
    • Sunflowers
    • Canola
    • Flax

  • Turf & Pasture Grasses
    • Smooth Brome
    • Tall Fescue
    • Kentucky Bluegrass
    • Warm Season Grasses
  • Garden Vegetables
    • Edible beans
    • Peas
    • Radish
    • Lettuce
    • Potatoes
    • Peppers
    • Pumpkins
    • Melons
    • Cucumbers