USDA Nebraska Harvest Projections up from 2019

USDA Nebraska Harvest Projections up from 2019

Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2020 corn crop is forecast at a record 1.82 billion bushels, up 2% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.83 million acres, is up slightly from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 185 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from last year.

Sorghum production is forecast at 12.4 million bushels, up 3% from last year. Area for harvest, at 135,000 acres, is up 4% from 2019. Yield is forecast at 92 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from last year.

Soybean production is forecast at 299 million bushels, up 5% from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.15 million acres, is up 6% from 2019. Yield is forecast at 58 bushels per acre, down 0.5 bushel from last year.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.48 million tons, up 38% from last year. Area for harvest, at 45,800 acres, is up 9% from 2019. Record yield is forecast at 32.3 tons per acre, up 6.9 tons from last year.

Potato acres of 19,000 were planted in 2020, down 7%. Harvested acreage set at 18,700 acres, down 7%. Production is forecast at 9.16 million cwt, down 5% from last year. Record yield is forecast at 490 cwt per acre, up 15 cwt from last year.