Jenny Rees - Extension Educator

Jenny Rees

2345 Nebraska Ave York NE 68467-1104

Twitter: @jenreesources
Blog: JenReesources Extension Blog

Rainfed corn yield chart

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Near to Below-average Yields for the Region

September 14, 2023
The forecasted yield potential this season is 7% below the historical average for both rainfed and irrigated corn, similar to predictions in September 2022.

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Predicted corn yield 2023 map

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 23

August 23, 2023
Overall, the Corn Belt's regional yield this season is expected to be near the historical average, with a few areas in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri exhibiting potential for above-average yields.

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Drought-stressed soybean field
Drought-stressed soybeans with few to no pods present. Depending on economics to harvest, using drought-stressed soybeans for forage may be an option. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Soybeans for Forage

August 17, 2023
Nebraska Extension recommendations for producers considering grazing, haying or ensiling droughty soybeans this year.

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Corn yield forecast map 2023

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 2

August 3, 2023
There continues to be a high probability of near-average yields for most irrigated sites in the Corn Belt, while expectations for rainfed corn sites are diverse across the region.

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Hail-damaged soybean

Hail Damage to Soybean in Reproductive Stages and Options

July 14, 2023
Nebraska Extension educators and specialists share replant recommendations for soybean producers recently affected by hailstorm damage.

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Hail-damaged corn

Hail Damage to Late Vegetative to Silking Corn and Options

July 14, 2023
For producers with crop damage from recent hailstorms, the timing of storms, development stage of the crop, individual field damage, subsoil moisture and crop insurance are important factors to consider when deciding the next course of action.

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Corn yield forecast map 2023

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 13

July 12, 2023
Although it is still too early to make strong inferences about end-of-season yields for irrigated corn, there is a relatively high probability for near-average yields for a majority of sites.

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Hybrid-Maize model locations

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

July 5, 2023
The Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) will provide real-time information on corn phenology and forecasts of corn yield potential to aid growers and ag industry stakeholders in making management, logistics and marketing decisions through the 2023 season.

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