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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

Sorghum field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Nebraska Sorghum Harvest Begins

September 18, 2023
Sorghum harvest was underway in Nebraska as of Sept. 17, and crop conditions remained unchanged from the previous week.

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Near to Below-average Yields for the Region

September 14, 2023
The forecasted yield potential this season is 7% below the historical average for both rainfed and irrigated corn, similar to predictions in September 2022.

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Grain sorghum field
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Production Report for September 2023

September 14, 2023
While predictions have decreased slightly, grain sorghum is still on track for an exceptional production year in Nebraska, with bushels forecast at 191% above 2022 totals. 

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Soybean field
U.S. soybean acreage is down 4% from last year, and corn acreage is up 7%. View Nebraska's planted acreage in this report.

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn Production Up, Soybean and Cotton Production Down from 2022

September 14, 2023
According to NASS's Sept. 12 report, U.S. soybean production is down 3% in 2023, while corn production is up 10%.

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Corn field at harvest
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Corn, Dry Bean Harvest Begins in Nebraska

September 11, 2023
As of Sept. 10, harvest was at 2% for corn and 3% for dry edible beans. Crop conditions had declined slightly from the previous week. 

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