Nebraska's winter wheat crop will be a bit bigger than USDA officials predicted last month, but the harvest will still be 15 percent smaller than 2011.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Agriculture Department said Wednesday Nebraska wheat farmers are expected to harvest 55.4 million bushels. That's 9 percent higher than the June forecast.
The department says the yield is expected to average 42 bushels per acre. That's up 2 bushels an acre from last month's forecast but still 3 bushels behind last year's crop.
Nebraska wheat farmers are expected to harvest 1.32 million acres. That's up from the 1.27 million acres the USDA reported last month but still 9 percent less than last year.
This wheat forecast is based on the crop's July 1 condition. The USDA says Nebraska's wheat harvest is nearly complete.
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