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RECORD YEAR? Nebraska's 2018 corn crop is forecast to increase by 10% over last year's production.

Nebraska corn, soybean yields forecast as records

Based on Sept. 1 conditions, NASS is projecting record corn and soybean production.

Based on Sept. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn crop is forecast at 1.85 billion bushels, up 10% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Area harvested for grain, at 9.35 million acres, is up 1% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 198 bushels per acre, up 17 bushels from last year. Both yield and production would be record highs if realized.

Nationally, corn production is forecast at 14.8 billion bushels, up 2% from August and up 2% from last year. Based on conditions as of Sept. 1, yields are expected to average 181.3 bushels per acre, up 2.9 bushels from the August forecast and up 4.7 bushels from 2017. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record for the U.S. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 81.8 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast, but down 1% from 2017.

Soybean production is forecast at 338 million bushels, up 4% from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.45 million acres, is down 4% from 2017. Yield is forecast at 62 bushels per acre, up 4.5 bushels from a year ago. Both yield and production are record highs if realized.

Nationally, soybean production is forecast at a record 4.69 billion bushels, up 2% from August and up 7% from last year. Based on Sept. 1 conditions, yields are expected to average a record high 52.8 bushels per acre, up 1.2 bushels from last month and up 3.7 bushels from last year. Area for harvest in the U.S. is forecast at 88.9 million acres, unchanged from August but down 1% from 2017.

Nebraska sorghum for grain production of 15.8 million bushels is up 32% from a year ago. Area for harvest, at 155,000 acres, is up 15% from 2017. Yield is forecast at 102 bushels per acre, up 13 bushels from last year, and a record high if realized.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.52 million tons, up 6% from 2017. Area for harvest, at 44,400 acres, is down 2% from last year. Yield is forecast at 34.3 tons per acre, up 2.5 tons from a year ago, and a record high if realized.

Dry edible pea production is forecast at 1.14 million per cwt, up 44% from a year ago. Area for harvest, at 52,000 acres, is down 7% from 2017. Yield is forecast at 2,200 pounds per acre, up 780 pounds from last year.

Access the national USDA Crop Production report online.

Source: USDA NASS

TAGS: USDA Corn Soybean
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