Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop Production for May 2023
Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2023 winter wheat crop is forecast at 33.0 million bushels, up 26% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 34 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 970,000 acres, up 150,000 acres from last year. This would be 84% of the planted acres, above last year's 84% harvested.
May 1 hay stocks of 530,000 tons are down 58% from last year.