2018 Crop Reports

Harvest 2018 Nears the Goal Line

November 27, 2018
As of Nov. 25, corn harvest was 94% done and sorghum harvest was 95% done, both near last year and the average of the last five years.

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77% of Corn, 94% of Soybeans Now Harvested

November 13, 2018
See more of the USDA NASS report on Nebraska harvest progress and wheat emergence and condition.

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USDA NASS graph of annual US corn yields from 1998-2018

USDA Forecasts Record Nebraska Corn and Soybean Yield and Production

November 8, 2018
Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn crop is forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 7% from last year's production. Soybean production is forecast at 345 million bushels, up 6% from last year.

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Soybean Harvest at 90%; Corn at 65%

November 5, 2018
By late Sunday, 65% of Nebraska's corn had been harvested, equal to last year, and behind 72% for the five-year average. Soybean harvest was 90% done, near 94% last year, and behind the five-year average of 96%.

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Soybeans 74% Harvested; Corn, 47%

October 29, 2018

As of Sunday 74% of the state's soybeans were harvested and 47% of its corn, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, who reported five days were suitable for field work during the previous week.

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25% of Nebraska Corn, 38% of Soybeans Harvested

October 15, 2018
Nebraska's harvest slowed last week with just 1.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Oct. 15 report. In both corn and soybean, 80% of the crop was rated good to excellent.

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Cover crops in early October in southeast Nebraska
Figure 1. With plentiful rainfall in southeast Nebraska in late summer and early fall, cover crops planted after wheat harvest are achieving excellent growth. (Photo by Gary Lesoing)

Extension Crop & Precipitation Reports

October 12, 2018
Extension educators from across the state report on crop condition and harvest progress and complications in their areas.

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Composite photo of corn, soybean, and sorghum plants at harvest

USDA Forecast Drops NE Corn Production, Ups Soybean Production

October 11, 2018
Based on October 1 conditions the USDA NASS Crop Production Report still forecasts record yield and production numbers for corn and soybean in Nebraska.

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