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Corn Facts

Corn is an economically important crop to Nebraska resulting in $9.1 billion from 9.1 million acres harvested in 2012 according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  1. Nebraska ranks 3rd in U.S. corn production.
  2. Nebraska ranks 1st in U.S. popcorn production.
  3. Nebraska ranks 1st in U.S. white corn production.
  4. Nebraska ranks 2nd in ethanol production capacity.

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Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

Sixth Annual Innovative Youth Corn Challenge January 10, 2017

Are you a youth who enjoys being outside? Learning new things about crops? Are you considering a career involving crops, insects, diseases, soils, water or more? Do you want to help figure out how to feed the world’s growing population sustainably? If so, the sixth Innovative Youth Corn Challenge offers you an opportunity to learn by doing while competing for cash prizes.

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CornSoyWater graphic

CornSoyWater: An Online App to Aid in Irrigation Management December 16, 2016

Traditional irrigation decision-making relies heavily on experience and requires frequent visits to the field. The process is time consuming and labor demanding, while the results are not quantitative and prone to error.

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Multi-hybrid planting, being tested here in eastern Nebraska, is one option to help mitigate in-field variation and will be discussed at the Fremont Corn Expo Jan. 5.

Fremont Corn Expo Scouts Ag Horizon and Offers Answers December 13, 2016

Information and tools to weather financial, storm, technological, and nutrient challenges will be among the topics at this year's Fremont Corn Expo Jan. 5 in Fremont. (Photo by Rachel Stevens)

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Crop production and pest and water management will be among the topics at Crop Production Clinics to be held at nine sites across the state in January.
Crop production and pest and water management will be among the topics at Crop Production Clinics to be held at nine sites across the state in January.

Crop Production Clinics Jan. 4-19 across Nebraska December 8, 2016

This year's Nebraska Crop Production Clinics feature agronomic, pest management, and farm management information to help growers make smart research-based decisions to improve their bottom line. Clinics will be held at nine sites across the state, starting with Gering on Jan. 4 and ending with Kearney on Jan. 19.

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Listen to corn grow time lapse video

Can you hear the corn grow? Yes! November 29, 2016

The sound corn emits while growing is surprisingly similar to the sound of breaking corn, such as during greensnap, and may help scientists develop stronger, more resilient corn plants.

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