USDA Crop Report 8-17-2015

USDA Crop Report 8-17-2015

USDA Crops Report

USDA: NE Corn 78% Good to Excellent; Soybeans, 73%

August 17, 2015

Nebraska experienced near-normal temperatures for the week ending Aug. 16, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Although some areas received up to three inches of rainfall, most of the state remained relatively dry.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 28% short, 62% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 25% short, 67% adequate, and 3% surplus.

Field Crops

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 17% fair, 59% good, and 19% excellent. Corn dough was at 72%, near 76% last year and the five-year average of 74%. Dented was at 14%, near 18% last year, but behind the average of 27%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 26% fair, 60% good, and 13% excellent. Sorghum headed was at 94%, ahead of 88% last year and 80% average. Sorghum coloring was at 13%, behind 35% last year, but near the average of 12%.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 21% fair, 56% good, and 17% excellent. Soybeans blooming was at 98%, near 99% last year, and equal to the average. Setting pods was at 81%, behind 88% last year, but near 85% average. Dropping leaves was at 1%, ahead of 0 for both last year and the average.
  • Oats harvested was at 94%, near 98% for both last year and the average.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 28% fair, 55% good, and 12% excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was at 97%, equal to the last year. Third cutting was at 67%, equal to the last year, and near the average of 68%. Fourth cutting was at 14%.
  • Dry edible beans condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 66% good, and 10% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was at 96%, ahead of 91% last year. Setting pods was at 90%, ahead of 83% last year and the average of 84%. Dropping leaves was at 3%.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 6% poor, 24% fair, 55% good, and 12% excellent.

View the national report at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProg/2010s/2015/CropProg-08-17-2015.pdf