Sorghum Crop Up; Sugar Beets Unchanged


The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska's sorghum production is looking up.

This year's sorghum crop is forecast at 5.66 million bushels, up 5 percent from the August forecast, but down 16 percent from last
year. Yield is forecast at 87 bushels per acre, up 4 bushels from
last month but 3 bushels less than a year ago.

Acres for harvest, at 65,000, are 10,000 acres less than 2010.

Sugar beet production of 1.25 million tons is unchanged from last
month and up 11 percent from 2010. Yield, at 24.5 tons per acre, is
unchanged from last month and 1,400 pounds per acre higher than a
year ago.

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