June 7, 2010 Crop Progress Update

Plant Emergence Nearly Complete
June 7, 2010

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office corn emergence is 96 percent complete, compared to last year’s 99 percent and just behind the average of 97 percent.

Temperature across the state have averaged 1 degree above normal with highs in the lower 90’s and lows in the mid 40’s. The East Central District received over two inches of rain, while the Panhandle recorded less than .25 inch in most cases.

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

• Corn is produced on every continent of the world, except Antarctica.
• In 1940, one American farmer produced enough to feed 19 people. Today, one farmer feeds over 155 people worldwide. New technology and old-fashioned elbow grease promise to push that figure to 200 in the near future.

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