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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.