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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Corn plant

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 plant

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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#NField Observations for April 2021

April 30, 2021
This week, Jerry Volesky shares his thoughts on the best time and location to turn-out to grass pastures, and Ben Beckman shares the benefits of using no-till during alfalfa seeding.

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#NField Observations for April 2021

April 20, 2021
This week, Jerry Volesky shares his thoughts on the best time and location to turn-out to grass pastures, and Ben Beckman shares the benefits of using no-till during alfalfa seeding.

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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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Oat seedlings in field

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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Oat seedlings in field

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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