Nebraska farmers plant 4 percent less corn in 2010LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska farmers planted 4 percent fewer acres of corn this year, and committed 13 percent more acres to soybeans.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska farmers planted 4 percent fewer acres of corn this year, and committed 13 percent more acres to soybeans.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that Nebraska farmers planted 8.8 million acres of corn and 5.4 million acres of soybeans.
Nationwide, farmers planted 87.9 million acres of corn, a 2 percent increase.
Roughly 521 million bushels of corn was being stored in Nebraska on June 1. That’s up 7 percent over last year, and it’s the highest level since 1989.
The USDA said 1.6 million acres of winter wheat was planted in Nebraska, down 6 percent from the previous year.
The amount of acres used for hay, sorghum, sugar beets and oats also decreased, but those are smaller crops in the state compared to corn, soybeans and wheat.