Nebraska hemp acreage sees slight decline in 2023

Nebraska hemp acreage sees slight decline in 2023
(Courtesy of K-State Research and Extension)
April 18th, 2024 | Bryce Doeschot

Industrial hemp grown in open areas in Nebraska in 2023 totaled 280 acres, down 7% from 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Industrial hemp harvested in open areas totaled 270 acres, down 4% from last year.

Nationally, the value of all industrial hemp production in the open and under protection for the United States in 2023 reached $291 million, marking an 18% increase from 2022.

However, the planted area for all utilizations totaled 27,680 acres, down 2% from the previous year. The value of hemp production in the open for the United States totaled $258 million, representing a 22% increase from last year.

Additionally, the area harvested for all purposes in the open totaled 21,079 acres, up 15% from 2022.


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