Nebraska Wheat Crop Down 9% from 2017 - USDA

Nebraska Wheat Crop Down 9% from 2017 - USDA

Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 winter wheat crop is forecast at 42.6 million bushels, down 9% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Average yield is forecast at 43 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 990,000 acres, down 30,000 acres from last year. This would be 93% of the planted acres, above last year's 91% harvested.

May 1 hay stocks of 720,000 tons are down 45% from last year.

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