August 2, 2010: Crop Progress Update

Corn silking complete

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office corn condition is rated 57 percent good and 27 percent excellent above and equal to 2009 ratings, respectively. Corn in the dough stage was at 28 percent compared to last year’s 18 percent.

Temperature across the state averaged 2 degrees above normal with highs in the upper 90’s and lows in the upper 50’s. Limited rain fell across the state with the exception being parts of the North Central District which received an inch or more.

The following photographs were taken by Nebraska FFA Chapters, each representing the eight districts. They show the crop progress in each area and illustrate the differences in progress across Nebraska. This week the following chapters participated respectively: Holdrege FFA Chapter, Howells Clarkson FFA Chapter, Sumner Eddyville Miller FFA Chapter, Imperial FFA Chapter, and Heartland FFA Chapter.

Click photos for larger images – or visit the 2010 Crop Progress photo collection here.

Ag Facts

• 95% of all corn farms in American are family owned. (USDA)
• Thanks to new, innovative fertilization methods, today’s American corn farmers are producing 70% more corn per pound of fertilizer. (USDA)

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