January 11, 2013
Nebraska 2013 Winter Wheat Seedings Up From Last Year
Nebraska's winter wheat seedings are expected to total 1.48 million acres, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Seedings are up 7%, or 100,000 acres, from last year.
Topsoil moisture supplies were very short in western counties as the planting period began with much of the major growing area in the D4 – Exceptional Drought category, according to the National Drought Monitor. As of December 30, 2012, winter wheat crop conditions rated only 14% good to excellent, compared to 74% good to excellent a year earlier.