Corn, Soybean Progress Ahead of Last Year
Corn is rated 70% good to excellent and progressing ahead of last year but behind the five-year average. Soybean is rated 73% good to excellent and is progressing ahead of both last year and the five-year average. Winter wheat harvest is ahead of previous years with 50% complete. Pasture and range condition are rated 48% good to excellent, down from 63% from the previous report.
Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 22% fair, 49% good, and 21% excellent. Corn silking was 19%, ahead of 8% last year, but behind 29% for the five-year average. Dough was 1%.
Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 19% fair, 54% good, and 19% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 57%, well ahead of 23% last year, and ahead of 43% average. Setting pods was 13%, ahead of 4% average.
Winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 13% poor, 38% fair, 42% good, and 3% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 50%, well ahead of 11% last year, and ahead of 40% average.
Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 44% fair, 45% good, and 8% excellent. Sorghum headed was 12%, equal to last year, and near 8% average.
Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 10% poor, 28% fair, 54% good, and 6% excellent. Oats harvested was 30%, ahead of 24% average.
Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 18% fair, 72% good, and 9% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 20%. Setting pods was 1%.
Pasture and Range conditions rated 4% very poor, 14% poor, 34% fair, 46% good, and 2% excellent.
For the week ending July 12, 2020, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 35% short, 52% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 33% short, 59% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.