Winter Wheat Crop Forecast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities have raised their forecast for Nebraska's winter wheat crop. That’s the good news. However, the harvest still is expected to be the lowest since 1944.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistics service says that, based on June 1 conditions, Nebraska's farmers are expected to harvest 45.5 million bushels. That's up 6% from the May 1 forecast but down 15% from last year's crop.

The yield forecast is 35 bushels an acre. That's up 2 bushels from May but down 6 bushels from last year.

The acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.3 million acres, the same as last year.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 211386731 -
Gray Television, Inc.