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Early Forecasts Indicate Record Nebraska Corn Harvest

August 13, 2020
Based on August 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2020 corn production is forecast at a record 1.80 billion bushels, up 1% from last year's production. Soybean production in Nebraska is forecast at 307 million bushels, up 8% from last year.

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USDA Crop Progress Report, Aug. 10

August 10, 2020
Corn condition is rated 78% good to excellent, 67% dough stage and 14% dented, well ahead of last year and the average. Soybean condition is rated 81% good to excellent and 81% are setting pods, also ahead of average. Sorghum and dry edible beans continue to progress ahead of this time last year as well, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Nebraska Crop Progress Report for Aug. 3

August 5, 2020
Corn is progressing ahead of average and rated 77% good to excellent, with 43% dough and 6% dented. Soybean is progressing ahead of average and rated 79% good to excellent, with 95% blooming and 64% setting pods. Wheat is 96% harvested, and dry edible beans are 73% blooming and 38% setting pods, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Crop Progress Report for July 27

July 27, 2020
Corn is rated 75% good to excellent and progressing ahead of the five-year average. Soybean is rated 80% good to excellent and also progressing ahead of the five-year average, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The winter wheat harvest is nearly complete (93%) and dry edible beans are progressing ahead of the previous year.

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Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence speaks in front of a weed control plot
During a research plot tour at the 2019 Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT), Integrated Weed Management Specialist Nevin Lawrence speaks in front of a weed control plot.

Panhandle Center to Host Field Day Aug. 20

July 22, 2020
The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will partner with the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association on August 20 to host the annual Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT). The in-person event will be conducted with social distancing and other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Crop Progress Report for July 20

July 20, 2020
Corn is progressing near the five-year average with 61% silking, while soybean is progressing ahead of average with 75% blooming and 31% setting pods. Both crops declined slightly in condition since last week according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The winter wheat harvest is progressing ahead of average at 79% complete.

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Nebraska Crop Progress Report for June 15

June 16, 2020
Corn is progressing well with 81% rated good or excellent, down slightly from last week. Soybeans are 94% emerged and rated 78% good or excellent, also down slightly from last week. Winter Wheat heading is 85%, which is slightly behind the five-year average. Sorghum is 97% planted and starting to head.

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USDA Crop Progress Report, June 8

June 8, 2020
As of Sunday, June 7, most of Nebraska’s corn and soybeans have emerged and are rated 83% and 82% good to excellent respectively. Winter wheat was 67% headed which is behind the five year average. Sorghum planting is well ahead of average and rated 90% good to excellent.

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