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Corn Facts

Corn is an economically important crop to Nebraska resulting in $10 billion from 9.9 million acres harvested in 2021, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  1. Nebraska ranks 3rd in U.S. corn production.
  2. Nebraska ranks 1st in U.S. popcorn production.
  3. Nebraska ranks 1st in U.S. white corn production.
  4. Nebraska ranks 2nd in ethanol production capacity.

Related Articles

Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Near Finish Line

November 14, 2022
Harvest reached 95% complete for corn and 93% for sorghum on Nov. 13, and winter wheat condition remained stable.

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Sugarbeets

Nebraska Crop Production as of Nov. 1

November 9, 2022
As of Nov. 1, Nebraska crop production of corn, sorghum, soybean and sugarbeets was down 16-30%, while potato production was up 3% from last year.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn Harvest Reaches 90%, Soybean Harvest Finished

November 8, 2022
While soybean harvest officially wrapped up as of Nov. 6, corn harvest was at 90% and sorghum was 87%.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvested Corn at 80%, Soybeans at 97%

November 2, 2022
As of Oct. 30, dry edible bean harvest was complete, corn harvest was at 80% and winter wheat emerged was 94%.

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Fire damaged corn field
A corn field affected by fire during the 2022 harvest season in Cedar County. (Photo by Mitiku Mamo)

FAQ for Fire Damage to Unharvested Crops and Harvested Ground

October 28, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators share recommendations for crops impacted by fire damage, highlighting grain and feed options for unharvested corn, what to expect of soil nutrient loss and techniques to avoid soil erosion.

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