Nebraska Could See Record Corn Crop Despite Weather
Corn harvested for grain is up 4% from a year ago
Despite concerns farmers have about the crop properly maturing before the first frost, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that, based on Sept. 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2019 corn crop will bring a record harvest of 1.79 billion bushels, up slightly from last year’s production.
The Grand Island Independent reports that warm, sunny weather forecast through this week will give the crops an opportunity to catch up.
The USDA said corn harvested for grain, at 9.65 million acres, is up 4% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 186 bushels/acre, down 6 bushels from last year.