USDA-NASS

USDA NASS Forecasts Record/Top Yields for Most Crops October 13, 2017

Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2017 corn production is forecast at 1.68 billion bushels, down 1% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.30 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 181 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from last year.

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USDA Reports Wheat Crop at 46.9 Million Bushels September 29, 2017

Winter wheat production is estimated at 46.9 million bushels, down 34% from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The area harvested for grain totaled 1.02 million acres, down 22% from 2016.

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USDA-NASS: Progress Toward Crop Maturity Near Normal September 5, 2017

For the week ending September 3, temperatures averaged two to six degrees above normal across western Nebraska, but two to six degrees below normal in the east, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was scattered and limited with rainfall of less than half an inch received in some northcentral and Panhandle counties.

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USDA: Nebraska Farm Real Estate Down 2%; Cropland Down 6% August 15, 2017

Nebraska's farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, decreased from 2016, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farm real estate value for 2017 averaged $2,900 per acre, down $50 per acre (2%) from last year.

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Most Crop Conditions Steady; Dry Edibles Improve August 14, 2017

Cool, wet conditions dominated the weather pattern for the week ending August 13, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most crop condition reports were similar to those reported last week, except for dry edible beans, which improved in each category.

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Soybean and corn fields

Nebraska Corn, Soybean and Dry Bean Production Forecast to Hit Record Highs August 10, 2017

Based on Aug. 1 conditions, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts record harvests for three Nebraska crops this year. Per-acre sugarbeet yield is also expected to set a record.

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NASS Crop Conditions: Cooler Conditions Lower Corn, Soybean Stress August 7, 2017

Temperatures averaged six to eight degrees below normal and precipitation ranged from one-half to two inches across the state for the week ending August 6, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The cooler temperatures and rain alleviated some stress in corn and soybeans caused by prior dry conditions.

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USDA-NASS: Corn 61% Good-Excellent; Soybean, 60% July 31, 2017

Winter wheat harvest has been completed across most of Nebraska, according to the July 30 report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of an inch or more was received across most of the state during the previous week and a few north central counties received as much as four inches of rain.

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