LINCOLN, Neb. — Based on November 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2021 corn crop is forecast at 1.83 billion bushels, up 3% from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.60 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 191 bushels per acre, up 11 bushels from last year.
Sorghum production is forecast at 19.9 million bushels, up 46% from last year. Area for harvest, at 265,000 acres, is up 77% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 75 bushels per acre, down 16 bushels from last year.
Soybean production is forecast at a record 344 million bushels, up 15% from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.55 million acres, is up 8% from 2020. Yield is forecast at a record 62 bushels per acre, up 4.0 bushels from last year.
Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.30 million tons, down 9% from last year. Area for harvest, at 43,600 acres, is down 5% from 2020. Yield is forecast at 29.7 tons per acre, down 1.3 tons from last year.
Potato acres of 19,000 were planted in 2021, unchanged. Harvested acreage set at 18,900 acres, up 1%. Production is forecast at 9.17 million cwt, down slightly from last year. Yield is forecast at 485 cwt per acre, down 5 cwt from last year.
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— USDA NASS Northern Plains Region