Nebraska Crop Production Forecast for September
Based on Sept. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 corn crop is record forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 1% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area harvested for grain, at 9.60 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 188 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from last year.
Soybean production is record forecast at 327 million bushels, up 11% from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.55 million acres, is up 8% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 59 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from a year ago.
Sorghum for grain production of 22.3 million bushels is up 63% from a year ago. Area for harvest, at 265,000 acres, is up 77% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 84 bushels per acre, down 7 bushels from last year.
Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.30 million tons, down 9% from 2020. Area for harvest, at 43,600 acres, is down 5% from last year. Yield is forecast at 29.7 tons per acre, down 1.3 tons from a year ago.
Dry edible pea production is forecast at 437 thousand cwt, down 5% from a year ago. Area for harvest, at 27,000 acres, is down 18% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 1,620 pounds per acre, up 220 pounds from last year.