June 20, 2011 Crop Progress Update

Crop Growth is Slow Due to Weather
June 20, 2011

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, corn growth has been slow due to below average temperatures, and field work has also been delayed due to rain. High winds were prevalent across much of the state and hail fell in numerous locations around the state damaging crops. Flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers continues to be an area of concern for farmers with crops in low lying fields. When looking at the state’s corn crop conditions, 65% of the corn crop is in good condition while 11% of the corn crop is in excellent condition.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below the normal average. Highs reached into the low 90’s in the East Central and South East Districts and lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s statewide. A majority of the state has received precipitation and it was reported that many areas received over an inch of rain.

The following photographs below 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. See more photos on our online photo album.

Ag Facts
• Family farms manage 84% of all farm acreages.
• Nebraska ranks third in the U.S. for corn production.
• It is estimated that in 2020, there will be 17 billion bushels of corn produced here in the U.S.

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