Crop Production

Tractor planting field
Prospective Planting survey results will be published in the Prospective Plantings and quarterly Grain Stocks reports to be released on March 28, 2024.

USDA to Survey Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2024

February 16, 2024
NASS will mail the survey questionnaire in late February, asking producers to provide information about the types of crops and amount of acreage they intend to plant in 2024.

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Sawfly traps in field
Sawfly traps without the nets stand in wheat fields at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney. The traps are part of ongoing research on the wheat stem sawfly. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

High Plains Ag Lab Meeting to Focus on Research Updates

February 12, 2024
The Feb. 15 meeting will include updates on HPAL winter wheat fertility research and alternative crops breeding, wheat stem sawfly initiatives, TAPS wheat contest results, commodity marketing, HPAL 2022 crop production review and more.

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The 2024 Nebraska Corn Production Clinic is free to attend and will offer CCA credits for each presentation.

Nebraska Corn Production Clinic Planned for Feb. 5 in Aurora

January 19, 2024
Topics of the free, day-long clinic in Aurora will include management of weeds, insect damage and plant disease, corn planter setup, nitrogen sources and stabilizers, fertilizer applications, and more.

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Participants who register for the 2024 Nebraska Women in Ag Conference before Feb. 9 can take advantage of a discounted rate for attending the two-day event in Kearney.

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference Registration Now Open

January 4, 2024
The 2024 conference highlights include keynote speakers Ashley Machado, Dr. David Kohl, John Noltner, and more than 20 workshops on ag risk management of production, marketing, finances, human and legal.

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Benson Bounty stands by screen during presentation
Benson Bounty presents ‘Planting a Profitable Pollinator Habitat with Native Nebraska Plants,’ a SARE-funded project that explored the profitability of growing native perennial plants and marketing them through a variety of channels. (Photo by Sydney Seh)

Registration is Open for the Annual Local Food and Healthy Farms Conference

January 4, 2024
This year's conference features more than 30 sessions on agricultural and local food systems, including farm financial and transition planning, farm skills, field crops, livestock, farm and food policy, and more.

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Soybean field during harvest
Activities like gathering, storing, transporting, wholesaling, and distributing locally and regionally produced food, including specialty crops and grains for eating will be considered for the USDA grant funds.

NDA Now Accepting Applications for Resilient Food Systems Grants

December 15, 2023
Designated for Nebraska food and farm businesses, the funds will support expanded capacity for food crops for activities that happen post-harvest and prior to the arrival at a retail market.

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Dirt road between corn and wheat fields
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

USDA NASS to Collect 2023 Crop Production and Stocks Data

November 30, 2023
Results of the survey will be published Jan. 12, 2024 in the Crop Production Annual Summary and the quarterly Grain Stocks report on USDA NASS's site.

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Female farmer in field
All sessions of the 2023 Successful Farmer Series session will be livestreamed and archived on YouTube for on-demand viewing.

Extension’s Successful Farmer Series Will Dig into Cropping Systems Hot Topics

November 17, 2023
Split into three sessions, the series will feature discussions on ag policy and marketing, weather and climate projections, cover crops, nitrogen and nitrate management, water quality and more.

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