USDA: Nebraska Corn, Soybean Planting Nearly Done

June 18, 2019
With 98% of the corn crop and 91% of the soybean crop planted as of Sunday, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska planting efforts moved down the home stretch.

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Planting Still Lagging with Corn at 81%, Soybean, 56%

May 28, 2019
With cool, rainy conditions, planting progress was slow last week and remains behind normal, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service report for Nebraska. There were just 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork.

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(Photo by Nathan Mueller)
Photo by Nathan Mueller

Only 27% of Corn, 7% of Soybean Emerged

May 21, 2019
With several sunny days last week planting progressed with 70% of corn and 40% of soybeans now planted. Continued progress will likely be delayed in many areas where there was rain and even snow early this week.

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USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 46%, Soybean at 20%

May 13, 2019
As of Sunday 46% of the state's corn was planted, up from 35% last week, but well behind the five-year average of 72%. Approximately 20% of soybean had been planted, up from 14% last week, but well behind the average of 32%.

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Estimate by USDA NASS of winter wheat acres to be harvested in 2019 and difference from 2018. Nebraska is to harvest 1,000,000 wheat acres, down 10,000 from 2018.
Estimate by USDA NASS of winter wheat acres to be harvested in 2019 and difference from 2018. Nebraska is to harvest 1,000,000 wheat acres, down 10,000 from 2018. (Source: USDA NASS May 2010)

Nebraska Wheat Crop Forecast at 50 Million Bushels

May 10, 2019
Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 winter wheat crop is forecast at 50 million bushels, up 1% from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre.

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Planting Progress and Wheat Condition, May 5, 2019

May 7, 2019
Corn planting was at 35% as of May 5, up from just 16% the week before, reported the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In soybeans, 14% was planted, compared to just 3% last week. Progress is similar to 2018, but lags the five-year average.

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Corn and Soybean Planting Near Last Year's Progress

April 29, 2019
As of Monday, April 29, corn planting at 16% was near last year, but behind average and soybean, at 3% was near last year and the average. Winter wheat condition was 68% good to excellent.

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USDA Census: Nebraska Farms Down 7% from 2012

April 11, 2019
This week USDA released its 2017 ag census data, noting that while the number of farms in Nebraska had dropped 7% from 2012 to 2017, the area of land in farms had only dropped 1%.

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