2017 Crop Reports

USDA-NASS Crop Report April 10, 2017 April 11, 2017

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 9% poor, 42% fair, 41% good, and 7% excellent, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service April 10 report for Nebraska.

Nationally, wheat condition in the top 18 winter wheat producing states was 3% very poor; 10% poor; 34% fair; 46% good; and 7% excellent.

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Extension Crop Reports April 4, 2017 April 4, 2017

Todd Whitney, Extension Educator in Phelps County: Approximately 1.30-1.50+ inches of rain last week slowed field pea planting but was very welcome since soils were hard on the surface. Corn planting preparation will likely pick up again this week with probable planting due to begin April 15-20. Wheat green-up continues.

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Nebraska Winter Wheat 47% Good-Excellent April 3, 2017

Nebraska winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 42% fair, 42% good, and 5% excellent, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report released today.

Oat planting was 28% complete, ahead of 18% last year and 25% for the five-year average.

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USDA chart of US corn soybean acreage 1997-2017

US & Nebraska Prospective Plantings: Record Soybean Acreage March 31, 2017

At 89.5 million projected acres, the 2017 US soybean acreage would set a record high and near the planting estimate for corn at 90 million acres, according to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings Report. In Nebraska soybean acres were also up (5.7 million acres) while corn dropped to 9.55 million acres.

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USDA chart of US corn stocks as of 3/1/17

USDA: US and Nebraska Grain Stock Report as of March 1, 2017 March 31, 2017

Compared with March 1, 2016 Nebraska grain stocks in major categories were all up: corn, 5%; soybean, 17%; wheat, 45%; and sorghum 27%.

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Winter wheat in late March in west central Nebraska, by Rodrigo Werle

USDA NASS Crop Report March 29, 2017

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor,  10% poor,  49% fair,  35% good, and 4% excellent, according to the March 27 USDA NASS crop report.

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USDA NASS graph of US number of farms and farm size 2009-2016
Source: USDA NASS Farms and Land in Farms: 2016 Summary

Number of Nebraska Farms Decreases in 2016 February 17, 2017

The number of farms and ranches declined during 2016, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the state, at 48,400 was down 300 farms from 2015.

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USDA Nebraska Crop Progress Report January 31, 2017

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service rated wheat condition, as of Jan. 30, at 4% excellent, 43% good, 44% fair, 8% poor, and 1% very poor.

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