54% of Nebraska’s Corn Crop ranks “Good”

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Serene Nebraska View

For the week ending June 22, 2014, warm, wet conditions prevailed over much of the eastern two thirds of the state, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  Rainfall totaling 2 to 3 inches was common in central counties with up to 6 inches reported in the extreme northeast causing lowland flooding.  Storm damage was reported with losses of crops, livestock, irrigation equipment and farm grain storage.

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After effects of storm damage near Henderson, NE

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Damaged crops

The number of days considered suitable for fieldwork was 4.3. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 17 short, 73 adequate, and 7 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short, 22 short, 65 adequate, and 3 surplus.

 

Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 54 good, and 14 excellent.

 

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Good-looking field by Holdrege, NE

 

Data for this news release was provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.

Access the National publication for Crop Progress and Condition tables here

Access the High Plains Region Climate Center for Temperature and Precipitation Maps here

Access the U.S. Drought Monitor here

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