Crop condition was rated high in the July 6 USDA NASS crop report: with good to excellent ratings for corn, 85%; soybean, 84%; and sorghum, 84% Corn and sorghum maturity were advancing ahead of normal.
Nebraska's farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, decreased from 2017, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farm real estate value for 2018 averaged $2,850 per acre, down $50 per acre (2%) from last year.
Corn silking was 65%, well ahead of 42% last year and 38% for the five-year average. Condition was 86% good to excellent.Soybean blooming was at 65%, ahead of the average of 53%. Condition was 83% good to excellent.
Winter wheat harvest is underway in Nebraska with 1% harvested as of Sunday, according to the June 25 USDA NASS Crop Report. Corn, soybean and sorghum progress were all on pace or slightly ahead of recent years.
This week's USDA NASS Nebraska Crop Condition Report rated corn as 86% good to excellent and soybean, 87%. Progress for both crops was similar to or ahead of 2017 and the average. Winter wheat condition was 68% good to excellent.