Corn Harvest Makes Good Progress in Last Week, Now Near Average

Corn being harvested

Corn Harvest Makes Good Progress in Last Week, Now Near Average

With mostly dry conditions Nebraska's corn harvest made good progress in the last week and was estimated to be 86% complete, up considerably from the 68% reported last week and near the five-year average of 90%. Last year 92% had been harvested at this point in the season.

For the week ending November 12, 2017, temperatures averaged four to ten degrees below normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 29% fair, 54% good, and 9% excellent. Ninety-five percent of the winter wheat crop had emerged, near 98% last year and for the average.

Sorghum harvested was 85%, behind 96% last year and 93% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% percent very poor, 11% poor, 43% fair, 38% good, and 6% excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 21% short, 74% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 19% short, 75% adequate, and 1% surplus.

To see how the rest of the Corn Belt is faring, see the national USDA NASS Crop Progress Report for this week.

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