Corn condition rated 21% excellent, 65% good, 11% fair, 2% poor, and 1% very poor for the week ending July 8, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn silking was at 31%, ahead of 13% both last year and for the five-year average.
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.