Small Grains

Oat field

USDA NASS to Collect 2022 Small Grain Production and Stocks Data

August 19, 2022
During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will be contacted by USDA NASS to measure 2022 acreage, yield and production for small grains.

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Wheat field

USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

July 19, 2022
Nebraskans will be asked to share production information on wheat, barley and oat crops to help determine rates for USDA's farm programs that provide loans and disaster payments.

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Silage making

Pasture and Forage Minute: Small Grain Harvesting for Forage, Management Strategies for Musk Thistle, Pasture Fertilizer

May 18, 2022
Extension educators review the pros and cons of harvesting small grains for forage this year, and share tips on how to control musk thistle and fertilize warm-season grass pastures. 

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Wheat field

2021 Small Grain County-Level Estimates

December 9, 2021
County-level estimates for 2021 small grain acreage, yield and production are now available through the Quick Stats online database.

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Frost damaged alfalfa
While six weeks before the first frost is traditionally a good method for timing the last cutting of alfalfa, producers can also use growing degree days to formulate a more accurate date.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Winterizing Alfalfa and Grazing Small Grains

October 25, 2021
Extension Educator Ben Beckman reviews his recommendations on winterizing alfalfa using growing degree days, and which small grains to focus grazing on this fall. 

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Winter wheat

2021 Nebraska Small Grain Acreage and Production

October 7, 2021
Winter wheat production is estimated at 41.2 million bushels, up 21% from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Wheat stem in field

USDA NASS to Collect 2021 Small Grain Production and Stocks Data

August 19, 2021
During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will be contacted by USDA NASS for a survey on the 2021 production and supply of small grains — including wheat, oats, barley and rye.

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USDA to Survey County Small Grains Acreage

July 21, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Nebraska, to collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and yield and production of small grains crops down to the county level.

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