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Published November 09, 2010, 10:48 AM

USDA drops prediction for Nebraska corn crop again

LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has again reduced its forecast for Nebraska’s corn crop but says the 2010 harvest should equal the second-largest corn crop in state history.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has again reduced its forecast for Nebraska’s corn crop but says the 2010 harvest should equal the second-largest corn crop in state history.

The USDA said in a news release Tuesday that Nebraska farmers are expected to reap 1.48 billion bushels of corn, based on Nov. 1 conditions. That’s down 2 percent from last month’s prediction and 6 percent below last year’s record high.

USDA experts predict corn yield of 166 bushels an acre. That’s 12 bushels below last year’s record.

For soybeans, the USDA lowered its prediction to a still-record 270 million bushels. The yield is forecast at 53 bushels an acre, down two bushels from last year.

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