Potato Production in Nebraska
Final production for the 2016 Nebraska potato crop totaled 7.38 million hundredweight (cwt), up 7% percent from 2015, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planted acres for 2016 totaled 16,500, up 6% from 2015.
Harvested area, at 16,400 acres, is up 7% from the previous year. Yield for all potatoes averaged 450 cwt in 2016, unchanged from the 2015 average yield. The value of potatoes sold from the 2016 crop totaled $71.2 million, up 18% from 2015. The marketing year average price was $11 per cwt, up from $9.85 for the 2015 crop. Potatoes sold from the 2016 crop totaled 6.49 million cwt, up 6% from 2015. Sales accounted for 88% of production, down 1% from the 2015 crop.
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