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Soybean, sorghum acreages rise

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CORN AND SOYBEANS: Nebraska corn acreage is down, and soybeans and sorghum acreages are up, according to the July 1 USDA-NASS report.
July report says corn acreage is off from last year, but winter wheat and alfalfa acreage increased.

Nebraska producers planted 9.7 million acres of corn for all purposes, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service July 1 report. This is down 5% from last year.

Of the total acres, 97% were planted with biotechnology varieties, up 3% from 2020. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 9.4 million acres, down 5% from a year ago.

Soybean, sorghum acreage up

Soybean-planted acreage is estimated at 5.4 million acres, up 4% from last year. Of these, 96% were planted with genetically modified, herbicide-resistant seed, unchanged from 2020. Producers expect to harvest 5.35 million acres, up 4% from a year ago.

Winter wheat planted in fall 2020 is estimated at 930,000 acres, up 3% from last year. Harvested area is expected to total 840,000 acres, up 1% from a year ago.

Alfalfa acreage to be harvested for dry hay is estimated at 960,000 acres, up 12% from last year. Other hay acreage to be cut for dry hay is estimated at 1.55 million acres, down 18% from a year ago.

Sorghum planted for all purposes is estimated at 280,000 acres, up 44% from the previous year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 230,000 acres, up 53% from last year.

Oats planted for all purposes is estimated at 120,000 acres, down 11% from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 21,000 acres, down 28% from last year.

Dry edible bean-planted acreage is estimated at 130,000 acres, down 21% from last year. Harvested acres are estimated at 117,000 acres, down 26% from the previous year. Proso millet, at 130,000 acres, is unchanged from a year ago. Sugarbeets, at 45,000 acres, are down 3% from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 44,500 acres, down 3% from a year ago.

Oil sunflower-planted area is estimated at 45,000 acres, up 13% from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 43,000 acres, up 10% from a year ago. Non-oil sunflower-planted area is estimated at 8,000 acres, down 20% from the previous year. Harvested area is estimated at 7,000 acres, down 22% from the previous year.

Dry edible pea-planted acres are estimated at 47,000 acres, up 31% from last year. Harvested acres are estimated at 43,000 acres, up 30% from the previous year.

Potato-planted acreage is estimated at 21,000 acres, up 11% from last year. Harvested acreage is forecasted at 20,800 acres, up 11% from a year ago. Percent planted by type of potato is 41% white, 55% russet, 1% red and 3% yellow.

The estimates of planted and harvested acreages in this news release are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of June.

Stocks numbers

Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on June 1 totaled 504 million bushels, down 11% from 2020, according to USDA-NASS. Of the total, 210 million bushels are stored on farms, down 32% from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 294 million bushels, are up 16% from last year.

Soybeans stored in all positions totaled 57.7 million bushels, down 48% from last year. On-farm stocks of 13 million bushels are down 64% from a year ago, and off-farm stocks, at 44.7 million bushels, are down 39% from 2020.

Wheat stored in all positions totaled 30.3 million bushels, down 13% from a year ago. On-farm stocks of 800,000 bushels are down 69% from 2020, and off-farm stocks of 29.5 million bushels are down 8% from last year.

Sorghum stored in all positions totaled 1.61 million bushels, down 44% from 2020. On-farm stocks of 350,000 bushels are up 119% from a year ago, but off-farm holdings of 1.26 million bushels are down 54% from last year.

Oats stored in all positions totaled 748,000 bushels. On-farm stocks of 260,000 bushels were down 4% from a year ago, and off-farm stocks totaled 488,000 bushels. Barley stored off-farm totaled 141,000 bushels, down 17% from last year.

Source: UNL CropWatch, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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