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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Nebraska Winter Wheat Seedings

February 8, 2019
Winter wheat seeded area in Nebraska for 2019 is estimated at 930,000 acres, down from last year.

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Nebraska Grain and Hay Stocks as of Dec. 1

February 8, 2019
While corn stalks were down or unchanged from a year ago, soybeans stored in all positions were up 13%. Overall storage capacity in the state was up 40 million bushels from Dec. 1, 2017.

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USDA Reports NE Corn and Soybean Production Hit Record Highs

February 8, 2019
Corn for grain production and soybean set record highs in 2018, according to the end-of-year report from USDA. See how all major crops in Nebraska fared.

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Harvest 2018 Nears the Goal Line

November 27, 2018
As of Nov. 25, corn harvest was 94% done and sorghum harvest was 95% done, both near last year and the average of the last five years.

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Farm Labor Rates for the Northern Plains

November 15, 2018
How does what you paid for harvest labor compare with what others in the Northern Plains Region paid during the October survey week. For 2018, the average was $15.49, up 7% from 2017. Laborers worked an average of 47.4 hours that week.

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77% of Corn, 94% of Soybeans Now Harvested

November 13, 2018
See more of the USDA NASS report on Nebraska harvest progress and wheat emergence and condition.

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