2018 Crop Reports

Number of Nebraska Farms and Ranches Drops in 2017 February 16, 2018

The number of Nebraska farms and ranches declined in 2017, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. At 47,400, it was down 1,000 farms from 2016.  Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebraska with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales decreased 700 farms from a year earlier while operations with more than $100,000 in agricultural sales decreased 300 farms.

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Nebraska Wheat Rated 48% Good - Excellent January 31, 2018

Winter wheat condition was rated 1% very poor, 7% poor, 44% fair, 40% good, and 8% excellent in this week's crop condition report from USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Nebraska Feedlot Cattle up 10% from 2017 January 26, 2018

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.61 million cattle on feed on January 1, up 10% from last year.

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Corn and soybean fields

2017 Crop Production Summary for Nebraska - USDA NASS January 12, 2018

USDA NASS released its crop production totals for 2017, with soybean at 326 million bushels setting a record high at 4% over 2016. Corn for grain production at 1.68 billion bushels was down 1% from 2016. Sorghum was down 33% from 2016.

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Winter wheat field

Winter Wheat Acreage at New Low January 12, 2018

Nebraska winter wheat seeded area for 2018 is estimated at 1.03 million acres, down from 1.12 million acres last year, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported January 12. If realized, this would be a new record low. The previous low had been the 2017 acreage.

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Corn & Soybean Stocks Up from Last Year January 12, 2018

Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 1.46 billion bushels, up 3% from 2016, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 910 million bushels are stored on farms, up 5% from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 551 million bushels, are down slightly from last year.

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