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Published June 10, 2010, 04:28 PM

2010 Nebraska wheat forecast sees crop drop

LINCOLN, Neb. — The latest forecast for Nebraska’s winter wheat crop repeats much of what the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last month: The expected harvest will be down 10 percent from last year’s crop.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The latest forecast for Nebraska’s winter wheat crop repeats much of what the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last month: The expected harvest will be down 10 percent from last year’s crop.

In a news release Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted Nebraska farmers will produce 69 million bushels of winter wheat this year, based on June 1 conditions. Land to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.5 million acres, which is down 6 percent from 2009.

The three figures were unchanged from the May 1 conditions report.

The survey report says the wheat condition was rated 77 percent good to excellent, com-pared with 74 percent in the previous report.

The USDA says crop development was about a week behind normal.

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On the Net: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

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