Nebraska Crops

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska corn farmers harvested an estimated 1.12 billion bushels in 2003.

The Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that that year-end figure remained unchanged from the November first forecast.

The harvest was up 19-percent from 2002. Yield of an estimated 146 bushels an acre was up 18 bushels from a year ago and was second-highest on record. Farmers had harvested 7.7 million acres of Nebraska corn, which was up five-percent from a year earlier.

Soybean production totaled 180 million bushels, up two-percent from November and third highest on record behind 2001's 223 million bushels more than in 2002.

The sorghum harvest in 2003 totaled 31 million bushels down two-percent from November but was more than double the 2002 production.

The hay crop brought in 7.6 million tons in 2003, up 28-percent from 2002.

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 © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 576692 -
Gray Television, Inc.