2021 Crop Reports

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USDA NASS Predicts 8% Increase for Winter Wheat Crop

May 14, 2021
Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 winter wheat crop is forecast at 36.7 million bushels, up 8% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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#NField Observations for May 2021

May 13, 2021
This week, Extension Educator Jerry Volesky chats about the best timing and herbicide products to control thistles, and Extension Educator Gary Lesoing updates on field conditions in southeast Nebraska. 

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Nebraska Corn Planting at 71%, Soybeans at 47%

May 11, 2021
For the week ending May 9, 2021, corn planted was 71%, soybeans planted was 47%, and sorghum planted was 6%.

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Corn, Soybean Planting Falls Slightly Behind 2020

May 4, 2021
Nebraska plantings are slightly behind in 2021, with corn planted 13% behind last year, soybeans 9% behind last year, and sorghum 5% behind last year, as of May 2.

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Corn Planting Begins, Oats 70% Completed

April 19, 2021
For the week ending April 18, 2021, corn planted was 2%, equal to last year, and near 4% for the five-year average.

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Nebraska Oat Planting Ahead of Schedule from 2020

April 15, 2021
For the week ending April 4, 2021, oats planted was 40%, ahead of 30% last year and 33% for the five-year average. 

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Nebraska Winter Wheat Condition Unchanged, Oat Planting is Underway

April 7, 2021
For the week ending April 4, 2021, winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 43% fair, 38% good, and 2% excellent.

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Nebraska 2021 Prospective Plantings: Less Corn, More Soybeans

April 1, 2021
Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.90 million acres this year, down 3% from 2020, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. See more prospective planting data in this week's USDA-NASS report. 

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