Nebraska Winter Wheat Production up 78%

Nebraska Winter Wheat Production up 78%

US winter wheat production 1994-2014
US winter wheat production 1994-2014

Winter wheat production in Nebraska is estimated at 71.1 million bushels, up 78% from last year, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planted acreage totaled 1.55 million acres, up 5% from a year earlier. Acres harvested for grain totaled 1.45 million acres, 27% above 2013. Yield at 49 bushels per acre, is up 14 bushels from a year ago and a record high.  See national winter wheat production map from USDA to see how Nebraska fits in with the national wheat crop.

Oat production is estimated at 1.60 million bushels, down 2% from 2013. Planted acreage totaled 90,000, down 40% from a year earlier. Area harvested for grain, at 20,000 acres, is down 5,000 acres from a year ago. Yield of 80 bushels per acre, is up 15 bushels from last year and a record high.