June 21, 2010 Crop Progress Update

Crops Advance with Rain and Sun
June 21, 2010

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office corn condition is rated 62 percent good and 16 percent excellent. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied and gravity flow fields ridged before corn is too tall.

Temperature across the state have averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the low 40’s. Rain fell across all areas of the state with the eastern half receiving the most precipitation. Some areas have experienced substantial flooding and scattered hail storms.

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: Howells Clarkson FFA Chapter, Heartland FFA Chapter Sumner Eddyville Miller FFA Chapter, and the Imperial FFA Chapter.

Ag Facts

• Family farmers grow 90% of America’s corn.
• American corn farmers are, by far the most productive in the world, growing 20% more corn per acre than any other nation.
• 87% of America’s corn crop is grown without irrigation.

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