Nebraska Winter Wheat Production up 23%

Wheat field

Nebraska Winter Wheat Production up 23%

Based on July 1 conditions, Nebraska's winter wheat production is forecast at 42.0 million bushels, up 23% from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, up 9 bushels from 2020. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 840,000 acres, up 1% from a year ago.

Oat production is forecast at 1.26 million bushels, down 31% from last year. Average yield is forecast at 60 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from 2020. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 21,000 acres, down 28% from a year ago.