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 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 15 percent 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.