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Corn Facts

Corn is an economically important crop to Nebraska resulting in $9.1 billion from 9.1 million acres harvested in 2012 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.

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77% of Corn, 94% of Soybeans Now Harvested November 13, 2018

As of Nov. 11, 77% of the state's corn had been harvested, up from 65% a week ago and compared with 83% last year and 86% for the five-year average, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Soybeans harvested was 94%, up from 90% last week and near 98% last year and behind the five-year average of 99%.

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Spring N application in the field
Growers planning for their 2019 N management in corn might consider the potential for increased N efficiency and reduced loss from split applications at planting and up to R3 growth stage rather than a fall application.

Consequences of Fall-Applied N November 9, 2018

A fall nitrogen application has a relatively high loss potential and is considered the riskiest N management practice. Consider breaking tradition and splitting your N applications next year to coincide with when your corn most needs more N.

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Excerpt from the November 2018 Bt Trait Table

Bt Trait Table Updated in Time for Seed Selection November 8, 2018

The Bt Trait Table, the standard and authoritative reference for Bt toxins in corn, was updated in November 2018 to provide the latest information on changes in time for selecting seed for 2019.

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USDA NASS graph of annual US corn yields from 1998-2018

USDA Forecasts Record Nebraska Corn and Soybean Yield and Production November 8, 2018

Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn crop is forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 7% from last year's production. Soybean production is forecast at 345 million bushels, up 6% from last year.

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Harvest

Soybean Harvest at 90%; Corn at 65% November 5, 2018

By late Sunday, 65% of Nebraska's corn had been harvested, equal to last year, and behind 72% for the five-year average. Soybean harvest was 90% done, near 94% last year, and behind the five-year average of 96%.

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