2017 Crop Reports

USDA: Nebraska Farm Real Estate Down 2%; Cropland Down 6% August 15, 2017

Nebraska's farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, decreased from 2016, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farm real estate value for 2017 averaged $2,900 per acre, down $50 per acre (2%) from last year.

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Nebraska Farm & Ranch Expenditures Down from 2016 August 15, 2017

But Several Expense Categories Far Exceed National Averages

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Most Crop Conditions Steady; Dry Edibles Improve August 14, 2017

Cool, wet conditions dominated the weather pattern for the week ending August 13, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most crop condition reports were similar to those reported last week, except for dry edible beans, which improved in each category.

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soybean stem canker

Soybean Stem Canker Uncommon, but Found in Southeast Nebraska August 10, 2017

Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Loren Giesler shares a short field video on identifying soybean stem canker.

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Soybean and corn fields

Nebraska Corn, Soybean and Dry Bean Production Forecast to Hit Record Highs August 10, 2017

Based on Aug. 1 conditions, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts record harvests for three Nebraska crops this year. Per-acre sugarbeet yield is also expected to set a record.

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Video on identifying charcoal rot in soybean

Extension Crop Reports August 7-11 August 7, 2017

Crop reports from Extension across the state, including on soybean aphids, southern rust, charcoal rot, and what educators are seeing in their areas.

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NASS Crop Conditions: Cooler Conditions Lower Corn, Soybean Stress August 7, 2017

Temperatures averaged six to eight degrees below normal and precipitation ranged from one-half to two inches across the state for the week ending August 6, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The cooler temperatures and rain alleviated some stress in corn and soybeans caused by prior dry conditions.

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Painted lady butterfly
Figure 1. Several extension educators in eastern Nebraska this week reported unusually high numbers of painted lady butterflies, suggesting the likelihood that unusually high numbers of their caterpillars may be feeding on crops soon. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Extension Crop Report August 4 August 4, 2017

Extension Educator Jenny Rees reports on crop status and what crop pests she's seeing in south central Nebraska fields.

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