Based on June 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2014 winter wheat crop is forecast at 56.8 million bushels, up 44 percent from last year’s crop, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 40 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from a year earlier.
Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.42 million acres, up 26 percent from a year ago. This would be 95 percent of the planted acres, well above last year’s 77 percent harvested.
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