Crop Progress: Nebraska Harvest on Track Despite Stormy Week

Corn field at harvest
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Nebraska Harvest on Track Despite Stormy Week

For the week ending Oct. 15, 2023, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 23% very short, 27% short, 43% adequate and 7% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 30% very short, 32% short, 35% adequate and 3% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 12% very poor, 16% poor, 21% fair, 38% good and 13% excellent. Corn mature was 98%, near 94% for both last year and the five-year average. Harvested was 44%, equal to last year and ahead of 36% average.

Soybeans harvested was 70%, near 73% last year but ahead of 62% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 7% very poor, 13% poor, 41% fair, 30% good and 9% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 96%, near 93% last year and 92% average. Emerged was 84%, ahead of 70% last year and 71% average.

Sorghum condition rated 5% very poor, 9% poor, 27% fair, 31% good and 28% excellent. Sorghum mature was 94%, ahead of 85% last year and near 91% average. Harvested was 35%, near 31% last year and 36% average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 80%, near 83% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 7% very poor, 11% poor, 30% fair, 42% good and 10% excellent.

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