October 13, 2010 Crop Progress Update

Harvest Underway
October 13, 2010

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, corn condition is rated 57 percent good and 23 percent excellent, above 2009 ratings. Mature corn was at 94 percent, ahead of 74 percent last year and the 86 average. Corn harvest was 29 percent complete up from 18 last week and ahead of 9 last year and the 21 average.

Temperature across the state averaged 5 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s in the eastern half of the state and mid to upper 80’s for the western half of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 30’s to lower 40’s. Light precipitation fell late in the week in the western half of the state. The Panhandle averaged the most moisture at .34 of an inch.

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, Sumner Eddyville Miller FFA Chapter, and the Imperial FFA Chapter.

Ag Facts
• Average yield for Nebraska corn crop was 178 bushels/acre for 2009.
• Average farm size in Nebraska was 966 acres as of 2009.
• Nebraska produced over 1.5 billion bushels of corn last year!

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