LINCOLN, NE -- Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's corn crop is forecast at 1.61 billion bushels, up 24 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 9.80 million acres, up 8 percent from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 164 bushels per acre, up 22 bushels from last year.
Soybean production in Nebraska is forecast at 223 million bushels, 8 percent above last year. Area for harvest, at 4.75 million acres, is down 5 percent from 2012. Yield is forecast at 47 bushels per acre, up 5.5 bushels from last year.
Sorghum yield is forecast at 62 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from last year. Production of 4.96 million bushels is up 40 percent from a year ago.
Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.30 million tons, down 11 percent from last year. Yield, at 29.5 tons per acre, is down from 29.8 tons an acre in 2012.
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