Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 12% fair, 51% good, and 31% excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Nebraska crop condition report for the week ending Sept. 23. Corn dented was 98%, near 96% for last year and the five-year average. Approximately 69% of the crop was mature, ahead of 52% last year and the five-year average of 53%.
Final production for the 2017 Nebraska potato crop totaled 9.03 million cwt, up 22% from 2016, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planted acres for 2017 totaled 19,000, up 15% from 2016. Harvested area, at 19,000 acres, was up 16% from the previous year. Yield for all potatoes averaged 475 cwt in 2017, 25 cwt per acre higher than the 2016 average yield.