2012 Nebraska wheat harvest 18% below last year - UNL CropWatch, September 28, 2012

2012 Nebraska wheat harvest 18% below last year - UNL CropWatch, September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

The final 2012 production for Nebraska wheat totaled 53.3 million bushels, 18% below last year’s crop and the smallest since 2002, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Area harvested for grain, at 1.3 million acres, is 150,000 less than last year. Average yield in Nebraska, at 41 bushels per acre, is 4 bushels below last year and the lowest since 2006.

Oat production in Nebraska during 2012 totaled 1.0 million bushels, 21% below the 2011 crop and the smallest production since 1868. Planted acreage, at 75,000, is 25% above 2011. Area harvested for grain, at 18,000, is 2,000 below the level set a year ago. Yield, at 57 bushels per acre, is down 8 bushels from last year.

Nebraska Field Office
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service