Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop Down 10% from 2021
Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2022 winter wheat crop is forecast at 36.9 million bushels, down 10% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 41 bushels per acre, down eight bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 900,000 acres, up 60,000 acres from last year. This would be 92% of the planted acres, above last year's 91% harvested.
May 1 hay stocks of 1,250,000 tons are up 25% from last year.