Nebraska Feedlot Cattle up 10% from 2017

January 26, 2018
Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.61 million cattle on feed on January 1, up 10% from last year.

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Corn & Soybean Stocks Up from Last Year

January 12, 2018

Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2017 totaled 1.46 billion bushels, up 3% from 2016, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 910 million bushels are stored on farms, up 5% from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 551 million bushels, are down slightly from last year.

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USDA NASS: County Level Wheat Estimates Now Available

December 14, 2017

County-level estimates for 2017 small grain acreage, yield and production are now available, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The estimates, based primarily on surveys conducted with farmers and ranchers last fall, can be accessed using

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Market Journal

Market Journal: November Crops Report and More

November 10, 2017

Segments on this week's Market Journal with host Jeff Wilkerson include:

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Nebraska Organic Production up 33% from Previous Year

September 25, 2017
Certified organic operations in Nebraska sold $96 million in organic products in 2016, up 33% from 2015. The number of certified organic operations in Nebraska totaled 162, up 1% from 2015, on 107,371 acres, according to a USDA NASS report.

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USDA-NASS: Corn 61% Good-Excellent; Soybean, 60%

July 31, 2017

Winter wheat harvest has been completed across most of Nebraska, according to the July 30 report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of an inch or more was received across most of the state during the previous week and a few north central counties received as much as four inches of rain.

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USDA NASS graph of US number of farms and farm size 2009-2016
Source: USDA NASS Farms and Land in Farms: 2016 Summary

Number of Nebraska Farms Decreases in 2016

February 17, 2017

The number of farms and ranches declined during 2016, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the state, at 48,400 was down 300 farms from 2015.

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USDA Final 2016 Crop Yields and Projections for 2017 Winter Wheat in Nebraska

January 12, 2017
Final Nebraska 2016 crop yields and production report from USDA NASS and projections for 2017 winter wheat.

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