Hot, Dry Summer

The last week in Nebraska has been a tough one! Triple digit temperatures alone with limited rain has depleted soil moisture and caused crop conditions to decline. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, soil moisture levels are at 21% adequate or surplus compared to 85% 5 year average.

Temperatures across the state have reached triple digits in the last week with temperatures just slightly above normal in the Northeast but about 9 degree above normal in the Panhandle and Southwest. There have been a few isolated pockets of measurable rainfall although most of the state saw little to no rain.

25% of the corn has silked compared to the 2% average. Corn is being rated at 56% good to excellent which is way below the 80% average

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