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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Nebraska corn growers intend to plant 9.70 million acres this year, up 3% from 2015, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nationally, corn planted area for all purposes is estimated to be 93.6 million acres in 2016, up 6% from last year.