July 8, 2011


Corn acres in Nebraska up 9%



Nebraska corn producers planted ten million acres for all purposes in 2011, up 9% from last year and the largest total since 1933, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office.


Biotechnology varieties accounted for 93% of the planted acreage, up 2% from a year ago.


Soy producers planted 4.75 million acres, down 8% from the previous year. Biotechnology varieties resistant to herbicides accounted for 97% of the planted acreage, up from 94% last year.


Last fall, winter wheat was sown on 1.5 million acres, down 6% from 2010. Area for harvest, at 1.4 million, is down 6% from 2010.

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