Nebraska 2021 Prospective Plantings: Less Corn, More Soybeans

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Nebraska 2021 Prospective Plantings: Less Corn, More Soybeans

Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.90 million acres this year, down 3% from 2020, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 5.50 million acres, up 6% from last year.

All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 2.70 million acres, down 1% from 2020.

Winter wheat acres seeded in the fall of 2020 are estimated at a record low 900,000 acres, slightly less than last year.

Sorghum growers in Nebraska intend to plant 300,000 acres, up 54% from a year ago.

Oat intentions are estimated at 120,000 acres, down 11% from last year.

Dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 140,000 acres, down 15% from 2020.

Sugarbeet growers expect to plant 48,000 acres, up 4% from last year.

Sunflower producers expect to plant 46,000 acres, down 8% from 2020. Oil varieties account for 38,000 acres, down 5% from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance of 8,000 acres, a record low, down 20% from the previous year.

Dry edible pea acreage intentions are estimated at 34,000 acres, down 6% from last year.

Estimates in this report are based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March.