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.


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