2017 Crop Reports

October Ag Law and Farm Finance Clinics

September 25, 2017
Openings are available in October for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted at three sites: Valentine, Norfolk, and Fairbury.

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USDA NASS: Wheat Planting & Corn Harvest Lag

September 25, 2017

Winter wheat planting and corn harvest lagged a bit last week compared to previous years, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending Sunday, September 24. Temperatures averaged near normal across western Nebraska, but six to ten degrees above normal in the east.

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Crop Diseases Confirmed by PPDC Sept. 1-20

September 21, 2017
Diseases confirmed in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab since September 1, 2017 for corn, soybean, sorghum and hops.

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Potato Production in Nebraska

September 18, 2017

Final production for the 2016 Nebraska potato crop totaled 7.38 million hundredweight (cwt), up 7% percent from 2015, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planted acres for 2016 totaled 16,500, up 6% from 2015.

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Figure 1. Early sugar beet harvest at the Western Sugar Cooperative factory in Scottsbluff, where they will be processed into sugar. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Extension Crop Reports Sept. 18-22

September 18, 2017

John Thomas, Extension Educator in Box Butte County: Local field temperatures got down to 29°F a week or so ago and stayed fairly cold for a while. Beans are susceptible to cool temperatures, but I haven’t seen any damage. About 15% of our winter wheat is planted. Dry edible bean harvest is underway with about 15%-20% cut and some combined.

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Dry Bean Harvest Continues as Some Corn, Soybean Harvests Start

September 18, 2017

Dry edible bean harvest continued in western Nebraska as temperatures across the state averaged four to eight degrees above normal for the week ending September 17, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation ranged from 0.5 to 1 inch across most of the state.

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Map of forecast corn grain harvest and percent change from the last forecast.

Record High Harvests Forecast for Nebraska Corn and Soybean

September 13, 2017
Based on September 1 conditions, USDA NASS forecasts record highs for Nebraska's corn and soybean crops. Corn is forecast at 1.72 billion bushels, up 1% from last year, and soybeans are forecast at 316 million bushels, also up 1% from last year.

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USDA: Corn Maturity Lags Slightly; Soybeans on Track

September 11, 2017
Approximately 87% of the state's corn had dented and 18% had reach maturity, behind the five-year average of 27% at maturity by this date, according to the September 11 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report on Nebraska crop progress and condition.

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