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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.

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Mature wheat field
Historical crop values for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Values for 2023

February 27, 2024
While the overall value of Nebraska's 2023 crops is down 11% from 2022, the state's winter wheat production value is up 16%.

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Immature soybean plants in field
See Nebraska's county level estimates for 2023 row crops here.

Nebraska County-level Commodity Estimates

February 27, 2024
County-level estimates for 2023 row crops in Nebraska are now available on USDA NASS's Quickstats database.

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Women examines corn in field
The 2024 Nebraska Corn Production Clinic is free to attend and will offer CCA credits for each presentation.

Nebraska Corn Production Clinic Planned for Feb. 5 in Aurora

January 19, 2024
Topics of the free, day-long clinic in Aurora will include management of weeds, insect damage and plant disease, corn planter setup, nitrogen sources and stabilizers, fertilizer applications, and more.

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Oat field at sunset
Historical grain stocks data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska Dec. 1, 2023 Grain And Hay Stocks

January 18, 2024
All Nebraska grain and hay stocks were up as of Dec. 1, 2023, with oats leading at an increase of 118% over 2022.

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Proso millet and peas side by side
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska 2023 Annual Crop Production Summary

January 18, 2024
Proso millet took the lead for 2023 crop production in Nebraska, increasing 203% over the prior year. Dry edible pea and sorghum estimates also reflect a significant boost in the state's production, increasing 178% and 139%, respectively.

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