Corn field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Corn Planting Begins in Nebraska

April 19, 2023
Corn planting got underway last week in Nebraska, and USDA NASS estimates oat planting is more than 50% completed.

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Oat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Slow Start to Oat Planting in Nebraska

April 13, 2023
As of April 9, oat planting in Nebraska was well behind last year's pace, while winter wheat condition dropped slightly.

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Oat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Oat Planting Begins in Nebraska

April 7, 2023
As of April 2, oat planting was underway in Nebraska and winter wheat condition remained steady. 

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Farmer in wheat field
Historical prospective plantings data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Nebraska 2023 Prospective Plantings

April 6, 2023
According to survey results, Nebraska winter wheat acreage is expected to increase by 17% in 2023, soybeans will remain unchanged, and corn acreage will be slightly down from 2022.

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Triticale
For successful double cropping, small grains like triticale should be planted now through early April, grazed from the third week of May to early June, and then followed by a summer annual grass.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Double Cropping Forages, Alfalfa Dormancy

March 21, 2023
In this installment: Strategies and tips for successfully double cropping annual forages this year, and a breakdown on what fall dormancy means for alfalfa growth during the next growing season.

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Planting
The planting intentions survey will be mailed this month, and producers can respond via mail or online.

USDA to Survey Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2023

February 16, 2023
NASS will ask producers to provide information online or by mail about the types of crops they intend to plant in 2023, how many acres they intend to plant and the amounts of grain and oilseed stored on their farms.

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Oat ryegrass mixture
A spring pasture mix of oats and ryegrass. (Photo by Jerry Volesky)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Planning Spring Annual Forages, More on Deciphering Hay Tests

January 31, 2023
Extension educators review considerations for spring annual forages in Nebraska, and analyze RFV and RFQ estimates in hay tests.

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Wheat seeds on soil

Nebraska 2023 Winter Wheat Seedings

January 13, 2023
Winter wheat seeded area in Nebraska for 2023 is up about 13% from last year.

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