2017 Crop Reports

Table of USDA NASS Crop Progress for Nebraska

Above Normal Temps Lead to Jump in Corn Planting Progress

April 25, 2017

With temperatures averaging two to four degrees above normal for the week ending April 23, corn planting was well underway and soybean planting had started in Nebraska, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Nebraska Extension Crop Reports

April 18, 2017
Crop and field reports from Nebraska Extension educators and specialists across the state reported for the week of April 17-21.

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Corn Planting Starts; Winter Wheat Condition 53% Good to Excellent

April 17, 2017

Three percent of Nebraska's corn crop was planted as of Sunday, according to this week's USDA National Agriucltural Statistics Service report. This was near last year's 6% by this time and equal to the five-year average.

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USDA-NASS Crop Report April 10, 2017

April 11, 2017

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 9% poor, 42% fair, 41% good, and 7% excellent, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service April 10 report for Nebraska.

Nationally, wheat condition in the top 18 winter wheat producing states was 3% very poor; 10% poor; 34% fair; 46% good; and 7% excellent.

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Extension Crop Reports April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

Todd Whitney, Extension Educator in Phelps County: Approximately 1.30-1.50+ inches of rain last week slowed field pea planting but was very welcome since soils were hard on the surface. Corn planting preparation will likely pick up again this week with probable planting due to begin April 15-20. Wheat green-up continues.

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Nebraska Winter Wheat 47% Good-Excellent

April 3, 2017

Nebraska winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 42% fair, 42% good, and 5% excellent, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report released today.

Oat planting was 28% complete, ahead of 18% last year and 25% for the five-year average.

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USDA chart of US corn soybean acreage 1997-2017

US & Nebraska Prospective Plantings: Record Soybean Acreage

March 31, 2017
At 89.5 million projected acres, the 2017 US soybean acreage would set a record high and near the planting estimate for corn at 90 million acres, according to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings Report. In Nebraska soybean acres were also up (5.7 million acres) while corn dropped to 9.55 million acres.

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USDA chart of US corn stocks as of 3/1/17

USDA: US and Nebraska Grain Stock Report as of March 1, 2017

March 31, 2017
Compared with March 1, 2016 Nebraska grain stocks in major categories were all up: corn, 5%; soybean, 17%; wheat, 45%; and sorghum 27%.

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