2018 Crop Reports

Nebraska Corn Rated 83% Good-Excellent, Wheat at 67%

May 29, 2018
With sun and recent rains, Nebraska's corn and soybean crops are faring well and slightly ahead of average crop progress for this point in the season, according to the June 4 report for Nebraska from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Photos of current field conditions

Extension Educator Crop Reports

May 24, 2018
Extension educators share tweets, photos, and reports of current crop conditions and current drought status.

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Early planted corn field in the Platte River Valley near Fremont

Half of Nebraska's Corn Crop is Up, 25% of Soybean

May 21, 2018
Corn planting in Nebraska was 88% complete Monday, equal to the five-year average, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. More than half the crop had emerged, slightly ahead of average. Soybean planting was 68% done, ahead of the 51% average.

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WInd-damaged corn plant

Crop Reports from Extension Educators

May 16, 2018
Field reports from Nebraska Extension educators and specialists across the state.

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USDA: 72% of Nebraska Corn, 41% of Soybeans Planted

May 14, 2018

Corn planting was 72% done, near last year's 74% and the five-year average of 70%; By Sunday, May 13, 26% had emerged, near 28% last year and the average of 25%, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Property damage to a farmstead near Bridgeport

High-Wind Damage From Thursday Night Storm

May 11, 2018
In Thursday night's thunderstorm in western Nebraska center pivots were flipped over, power poles were snapped off, and trees were uprooted with gusts of 60 mph. See Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone's photo report.

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Soybean seedlings

Extension Educator Crop Reports

May 10, 2018
Crop reports from extension educators across the state, including early season emergence issues and storm damage from May 10-11.

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Nebraska Wheat Crop Down 9% from 2017 - USDA

May 10, 2018

Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 winter wheat crop is forecast at 42.6 million bushels, down 9% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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