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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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CMDC crowd
Attendees listen to a Nebraska Extension research update on soybean production at a past Crop Management Diagnostic Clinic.

Nebraska Extension Provides In-field Training in August on Corn and Soybean Production

August 5, 2022
Eight CCA credits have been approved for this year's clinics, which will feature the latest research on crop genetics, irrigation, insect and weed management, plant pathology, soil fertility and live on-site plot demos.

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Corn yield forecast map 2022

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 2

August 4, 2022
There continues to be a high probability of near-average yields for most irrigated sites in the Corn Belt, while rainfed corn sites have a high probability of below-average yields in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.

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Wheat field

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Harvest Wraps Up, Pasture Conditions Decline

August 3, 2022
The final USDA NASS report for July reflected a slow continuation of declining crop and pasture conditions in Nebraska. Harvest was 92% complete for winter wheat and 82% for oats.

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Grasshopper in pasture
With grasshopper populations flourishing in dry conditions statewide, the reduced agent/area treatment can be an effective control technique for pastures and rangeland.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Harvesting Drought-stressed Corn and Milo, Controlling Grasshoppers

August 2, 2022
Considerations for harvesting drought-stressed corn or milo, grasshopper control in pastures and rangeland, and taking inventory of fall/winter feed and hay.

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Bioprocessing facility
The POET Bioprocessing facility near Fairmont, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy Nebraska Ethanol Board)

Study Shows Nebraska’s Ethanol Industry Continues to Expand

July 28, 2022
Producing over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, Nebraska continues to rank as the second-largest ethanol-producing state in the nation.

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