Latest Nebraska Corn Crop Forecast at 1.5B Bushels

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The latest federal forecast for the 2011 Nebraska corn crop is unchanged at 1.52 billion bushels, 3 percent higher than last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast is based on Nov. 1 conditions. The yield forecast of 160 bushels an acre also is unchanged from the October forecast. The figure is 6 bushels below the 2010 figure.

The USDA had said three months ago that it expected a record 1.6 billion bushels from Nebraska's corn farmers. The state record of 1.58 billion bushels was set in 2009.

Soybean production is expected to drop to 257 million bushels, 2 percent less than the forecast last month and 4 percent below the 2010 crop. Yield is expected to average 53 bushels an acre, slightly above the 2010 figure of 52.2 bushels an acre.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email :
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 133541118 -
Gray Television, Inc.