August 30, 2010 Crop Progress Update

Corn Denting Underway

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, corn condition is rated 57 percent good and 24 percent excellent, above 2009 ratings. Corn in the dough stage was at 98 percent compared to last week’s 95 percent. Corn in the dent stage was at 70 percent this week.

Temperature across the state averaged above normal with highs reaching 100 in the west to lows in the mid 40’s. The southeastern third of the state averaged over one inch of precipitation for the week while the western half of the state was dry.

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 FFA Chapter’s participated, respectively: Holdrege FFA Chapter, Howells Clarkson FFA Chapter, Sumner Eddyville Miller FFA Chapter, Heartland FFA Chapter, and the Imperial FFA Chapter.

Ag Facts

• Ethanol energizes Nebraska agriculture, livestock production, rural communities and our state’s economy.
• Family farmers grow 90% of America’s corn. (USDA)
• Corn is produced on every continent of the world except Antarctica.

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