Winter Wheat

Mature wheat field
Historical crop values for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Crop Values for 2023

February 27, 2024
While the overall value of Nebraska's 2023 crops is down 11% from 2022, the state's winter wheat production value is up 16%.

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Wheat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat at 60% Good-Excellent Condition

February 27, 2024
As of Feb. 25, winter wheat condition and soil moisture supplies rated slightly below January totals.

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Sawfly traps in field
Sawfly traps without the nets stand in wheat fields at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney. The traps are part of ongoing research on the wheat stem sawfly. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

High Plains Ag Lab Meeting to Focus on Research Updates

February 12, 2024
The Feb. 15 meeting will include updates on HPAL winter wheat fertility research and alternative crops breeding, wheat stem sawfly initiatives, TAPS wheat contest results, commodity marketing, HPAL 2022 crop production review and more.

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Green wheat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat at Nearly 70% Good-Excellent Condition

January 31, 2024
January's precipitation was a boon for Nebraska, improving "good" winter wheat standings by 23% and adequate-surplus topsoil moisture supplies by 26%.

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Tractor planting wheat in field
Historical winter wheat seeding reports for Nebraska are available at USDA.

Nebraska Winter Wheat Seedings for 2024

January 18, 2024
Winter wheat seeded area in Nebraska is down from 2023, according to the latest USDA NASS estimates.

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Wheat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat at 48% Good-Excellent Condition

January 4, 2024
While winter wheat condition has remained unchanged since the last NASS report in November, soil moisture supplies experienced a decline during the mild weather in December.

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Ladybug on wheat stem

Wheat Shows Good Promise Going Into Winter

November 30, 2023
A mild fall and favorable planting conditions set the scene for good winter wheat emergence in the Panhandle, but weather prospects from the latest winter forecast could complicate the crop's long-term outlook.

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Green wheat field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat at 49% Good-Excellent Condition

November 28, 2023
With harvest complete in Nebraska, USDA NASS crop progress reports will transition to a monthly publication schedule until the 2024 growing season begins in April.

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