Nebraska 2023 Prospective Plantings

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Historical prospective plantings data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska 2023 Prospective Plantings

Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.50 million acres this year, down 1% from 2022, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 5.75 million acres, unchanged from last year’s record high.

All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 2.20 million acres, up 3% from 2022.

Winter wheat acres seeded in the fall of 2022 are estimated at 1.15 million acres, up 17% from last year.

Sorghum growers in Nebraska intend to plant 260,000 acres, down 19% from a year ago.

Oat intentions are estimated at 140,000 acres, up 12% from last year.

Dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 85,000 acres, down 26% from 2022.

Sugarbeet growers expect to plant 49,000 acres, up 5% from last year.

Sunflower producers expect to plant 37,000 acres, down 35% from 2022 and matching the 2018 and 2019 record low. Oil varieties account for 27,000 acres, down 46% from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance of 10,000 acres, up 43% from the previous year.

Dry edible pea acreage intentions are estimated at 32,000 acres, down 3% from last year.

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

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