July 6, 2010: Crop Progress Update

Irrigation Begins as Crops Develop Rapidly

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office corn condition is rated 64 percent good and 19 percent excellent. Corn silked was at 7 percent, ahead of last year’s 5, but equal to the average.

Temperature across the state have averaged 1 degrees below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the low 50’s. The state was predominately dry until the weekend which saw precipitaion across much of the state.

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. The following FFA Chapters participated this week respectively: Howells Clarkson FFA Chapter, Holdrege FFA Chapter, Sumner Eddyville Miller FFA Chapter, and Imperial FFA Chapter




Ag Facts

  • In your typical grocery store you can find over 4,000 products that are made from corn.
  • 1 bushel of corn can be used to produce 38 boxes of corn flakes.
  • Or, 1 bushel of corn can be used to produce 324 cans of soda.


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