USDA Pegs 2011 Nebraska Corn Crop at 1.52B Bushels

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest forecast that Nebraska's corn crop will hit 1.52 billion bushels, 3 percent higher than last year's crop.

The numbers released Wednesday are based on Oct. 1 conditions. The forecast is 2 percent lower than the Sept. 1 forecast of 1.54 billion bushels.

Yield is forecast at 160 bushels an acre, the same forecast as last month.

Soybean production is forecast at 262 million bushels, up 7 percent from last month but down 2 percent from last year's crop. Yield is forecast at 54 bushels per acre. That's a bushel under last month's forecast for a record 55 bushels an acre.

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