2021 Crop Reports

Potatoes

Nebraska 2020 Potato Summary

October 7, 2021
Final production for the 2020 potato crop totaled 9.21 million cwt, down 4% from 2019, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Combine harvesting corn in a field

Crop Progress: Nebraska Harvest Continues at Near Average Pace

October 7, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 3, 2021, corn harvest was at 21%, soybean harvest was at 34% and sorghum harvest was at 21%.

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Grain Bins

USDA NASS: Nebraska Corn Stock Down 28%, Soybean Down 58%

October 1, 2021
According to the USDA NASS, Nebraska corn, soybean, sorghum, oat and barley stocks are down from 2020, while wheat stock are up from one year ago.

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Combine harvesting corn in a field

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Running Near Average

September 30, 2021
Corn condition is rated 70% good to excellent and 71% mature with 13% harvested. Soybean condition is rated 71% good to excellent and 87% dropping leaves with 17% harvested which is near the average. Winter wheat planting and emergence is running near averages, while sorghum maturity and harvest are running slightly above average.

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Corn tassels

Nebraska Crop Progress for Sept. 12

September 15, 2021
For the week ending Sept. 12, 2021, corn maturity was 35%, ahead of the 29% average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 47%, ahead of the 37% average, harvested was 1%. Sorghum maturity was 27%, ahead of the 18% average, harvested was 2%.

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Wheat plant

Nebraska Crop Production Forecast for September

September 15, 2021
Based on Sept. 1 conditions, Nebraska's corn crop is forecast at a record 1.80 billion bushels, soybean is forecast at 327 million bushels, sorghum at 22.3 million bushels and sugarbeet at 1.3 million tons.

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Corn tassels

Nebraska Crop Progress for Sept. 5

September 8, 2021

For the week ending Sept. 5, 2021, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 25% short, 66% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 40% short, 46% adequate and 0% surplus.

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#NField Observations for September 2021

September 2, 2021
This week, Ben Beckman discusses using legumes in short pastures next spring.

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