November 18, 2019


US corn farmers in Nebraska to bring in 1.77 billion bushels


Despite weather problems throughout the year, corn farmers in Nebraska, the United States, are expected to harvest 1.77 billion bushels of corn, based on November 1 conditions, according to the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

As of November 11, the USDA reported the state corn harvested was 74%, near 75% last year, and behind 83% for the five-year average.

The state 2019 corn crop forecast is down 1% from last year's production. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.75 million acres, is up 5% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 182 bushels per acre, down 10 bushels from last year.

Nebraska's soybean production is forecast at 282 million bushels, down 13% from last year. Area for harvest, at 4.95 million acres, is 11% below 2018. Yield is forecast at 57 bushels per acre, down one bushel from last year.

Soybeans harvested was 96%, near 93% last year and the 97% average.

- The Grand Island Independent