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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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Cornstalk residue with downed ears baled and ready to use. (CropWatch file photo by Jenny Rees)

Valuing Cornstalk Bales

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Baling corn residue might be a good option for additional roughage this year, but it's important to first calculate the value of cornstalk bales.

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Crop Progress: Nebraska Corn Harvest Nears End

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For the week ending Nov. 21, 2021, corn and sorghum harvested were 95%.

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Crop Progress: Corn Harvest at 90%, Sorghum 91%

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For the week ending Nov. 14, 2021, corn harvested was 90%, behind 96% last year. Sorghum harvested was 91%, behind 97% last year.

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November Crop Production: Soybeans Forecast at Record Yield

November 10, 2021

Based on Nov. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 corn crop is forecast at 1.83 billion bushels, up 3% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.60 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 191 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from last year.

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Crop Progress: Harvest Winds Down for Soybeans, Corn at 82%

November 8, 2021
For the week ending Nov. 7, 2021, corn harvested was 82%, soybeans harvested was 95%, and sorghum, 85%.

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