Sorghum

Harvest 2018 Nears the Goal Line November 27, 2018

As of Nov. 25, corn harvest was 94% done and sorghum harvest was 95% done, both near last year and the average of the last five years.

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USDA NASS graph of annual US corn yields from 1998-2018

USDA Forecasts Record Nebraska Corn and Soybean Yield and Production November 8, 2018

Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn crop is forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 7% from last year's production. Soybean production is forecast at 345 million bushels, up 6% from last year.

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Harvest

Soybean Harvest at 90%; Corn at 65% November 5, 2018

By late Sunday, 65% of Nebraska's corn had been harvested, equal to last year, and behind 72% for the five-year average. Soybean harvest was 90% done, near 94% last year, and behind the five-year average of 96%.

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Composite photo of corn, soybean, and sorghum plants at harvest

USDA Forecast Drops NE Corn Production, Ups Soybean Production October 11, 2018

Based on October 1 conditions the USDA NASS Crop Production Report still forecasts record yield and production numbers for corn and soybean in Nebraska.

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Composite photo of corn, soybean, and sorghum plants at harvest
Figure 1. USDA NASS forecasts record corn, soybean, sorghum, and sugarbeet yields for Nebraska.

Corn and Soybean Forecast for Record Yields, Production September 12, 2018

USDA forecasts record yields for Nebraska corn, soybean, sorghum and sugarbeet and record production for corn and soybean. Nationally, corn is forecast up 2% from 2017 and soybean, up 7%.

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Corn and Soybean Continue Slightly Ahead of Normal August 20, 2018

Crop condition reports remained high this week with good-to-excellent ratings for 84% of the state's corn crop and 81% of the state's soybeans, according to today's report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Progress was generally ahead of normal.

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Farmers examine a field or irrigated sorghum at a Sorghum Field Day near Trenton in 2017. This year field days will be held near Trenton and Farwell.
Farmers get out into the field to get a closer look at the hybrids entered in the 2017 Irrigated Plot on the Mike Baker farm at Trenton. Baker, plot coordinator, outlines his agronomic data and responds to producer questions. (Photos by Barbara Kliment)

Sorghum Field Days to be at Trenton and Farwell August 16, 2018

Sorghum Field Days will be held Sept. 5-6 with opportunities for growers to compare commercial hybrids in the field, talk with industry and research experts, and hear about what's new in sorghum agronomics and markets.

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Crop Conditions Favorable; Progress On-Track or Ahead August 6, 2018

Crop condition was rated high in the July 6 USDA NASS crop report: with good to excellent ratings for corn, 85%; soybean, 84%; and sorghum, 84% Corn and sorghum maturity were advancing ahead of normal.

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