Nebraska Harvest Continues Ahead of Average
Corn harvest was 76%, soybean harvested was 97% and sorghum harvest was 82%, each well ahead of last year and the average. Winter wheat planted was 98%, but condition was rated 43% good to excellent according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Corn harvested was 76%, well ahead of 40% last year and 46% for the five-year average.
Soybeans harvested was 97%, ahead of 78% both last year and average.
Winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 16% poor, 36% fair, 40% good, and 3% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 98%, near 99% last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 84%, behind 90% last year and 89% average.
Sorghum harvested was 82%, well ahead of 36% last year and 51% average.
Pasture and range conditions rated 18% very poor, 22% poor, 27% fair, 32% good, and 1% excellent.
For the week ending October 25, 2020, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 27% very short, 46% short, 27% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 28% very short, 41% short, 30% 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.