Nebraska 2024 Prospective Plantings

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Historical prospective plantings data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska 2024 Prospective Plantings

Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.85 million acres this year, down 1% from 2023, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybean planted acreage is expected to be 5.30 million acres, up 1% from last year.

All hay acreage to be harvested is expected to total 2.35 million acres, up 3% from 2023.

Winter wheat acres seeded in the fall of 2023 are estimated at 1.00 million acres, down 12% from last year.

Sorghum growers in Nebraska intend to plant 400,000 acres, up 18% from a year ago.

Oat intentions are estimated at 110,000 acres, down 29% from last year.

Dry edible bean acreage intentions are estimated at 115,000 acres, up 15% from 2023.

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

Sunflower producers expect to plant a record low 30,000 acres, down 24% from 2023. Oil varieties account for 25,000 acres, down 19% from a year ago. Non-oil varieties made up the balance of 5,000 acres, down 41% from the previous year and a record low if realized.

Dry edible pea acreage intentions are estimated at 48,000 acres, up 129% from last year.

Estimates in this report are based on a survey conducted during the first two weeks of March. Access the National publication for this release here.

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