LINCOLN, Neb. November 9, 2022 – Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2022 corn crop is forecast at 1.56 billion bushels, down 16% from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.30 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 168 bushels per acre, down 26 bushels from last year.
Sorghum production is forecast at 16.4 million bushels, down 17% from last year. Area for harvest, at 265,000 acres, is up 15% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 62 bushels per acre, down 24 bushels from last year.
Soybean production is forecast at 285 million bushels, down 19% from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.70 million acres, is up 2% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, down 13.0 bushels from last year.
Sugarbeet production is forecast at 0.975 million tons, down 30% from last year. Area for harvest, at 39,000 acres, is down 11% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 25.0 tons per acre, down 6.9 tons from last year.
Potato acres of 20,000 were planted in 2022, up 5%. Harvested acreage set at 19,900 acres, up 5%. Production is forecast at 9.55 million cwt, up 3% from last year. Yield is forecast at 480 cwt per acre, down 10 cwt from last year.
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