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Nebraska corn production based on conditions as of Sept. 1, is forecast at 1.54 billion bushels, four percent below last month but still five percent above last year due to more acres for harvest. Yield is forecast at 160 bushels per acre, six bushels below last month.
Soybean production is forecast at 259 million bushels, up six percent from last month but three percent below last year. Yield is forecast at a record high 55 bushels per acre, an increase of three bushels from August. The previous record soybean yield in Nebraska was 54.5 bushels per acre in 2009.
Sorghum production is forecast at 5.66 million bushels, up five percent from the August forecast but down 16 percent from last year. Yield is forecast at 87 bushels per acre, up four bushels from last month but three bushels below a year ago.
U.S. corn production is forecast at 12.5 billion bushels, based on Sept. 1 conditions, down three percent from the August forecast but up fractionally from 2010. Yields are expected to average 148.1 bushels per acre, down 4.9 bushels from the Aug. 1 forecast and down 4.7 bushels from 2010. If realized, this will be the lowest average yield in the United States since 2005.
Soybean production is forecast at 3.09 billion bushels, up one percent from August but down seven percent from last year. Yields are expected to average 41.8 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from last month but down 1.7 bushels from last year.
Sorghum production is forecast at 244 million bushels, up one percent from last month but down 29 percent from last year. Yield is forecast at 55.6 bushels per acre, up 0.8 bushel from August but down 16.2 bushels from last year.