Proso millet and peas side by side
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska 2023 Annual Crop Production Summary

January 18, 2024
Proso millet took the lead for 2023 crop production in Nebraska, increasing 203% over the prior year. Dry edible pea and sorghum estimates also reflect a significant boost in the state's production, increasing 178% and 139%, respectively.

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Sorghum field closeup
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Production Report for November 2023

November 14, 2023
Nebraska crop production forecasts continue to indicate a banner year for sorghum, at a 153% increase compared to 2022. Corn, sugarbeet and potato production is also up, while soybean production is slightly down.

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Dry bean combine harvesting field
Dry bean harvest with a Pickett specialty dry bean combine. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Harvest and Irrigation Outlook for Fall in Western Nebraska

October 12, 2023
Harvest updates for sugarbeets, dry edible beans and corn in western Nebraska, and insights on the availability of water in reservoirs for the 2024 growing season. 

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Field of sorghum
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Production Report for October 2023

October 12, 2023
Although estimates have decreased since September, sorghum continues to lead Nebraska's crop production forecasts at a 153% increase from last year.

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Grain sorghum field
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Production Report for September 2023

September 14, 2023
While predictions have decreased slightly, grain sorghum is still on track for an exceptional production year in Nebraska, with bushels forecast at 191% above 2022 totals. 

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Grain sorghum field
Historical crop production reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Production Report for Aug. 1, 2023

August 18, 2023
Nebraska's sorghum production expanded exponentially in 2023, increasing 207% over the prior year, with crop acreage up 76%.

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Aerial farm photo
Historical acreage data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

2023 Nebraska Acreage

July 6, 2023
While corn, soybean and dry edible bean planted acreage is down slightly from last year, winter wheat acreage is up 17% in Nebraska.

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Palmer amaranth
Palmer amaranth interference in a dry edible bean field.

PREEC Battles Growing Palmer Amaranth Problem

April 26, 2023
Panhandle researchers are conducting 16 field trials this year to test six new herbicides and various management strategies to help producers control surging Palmer amaranth populations in sugarbeets and dry beans. 

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