September 13, 2010 Crop Progress Update

Corn Drying Rapidly
September 13, 2010

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, corn condition is rated 57 percent good and 26 percent excellent, above 2009 ratings. Corn reaching the dent stage was 92 percent, ahead of 83 percent last year and the 89 average. Mature corn was at 26 percent ahead of last year’s 9 percent and 22 average.

Temperature across the state averaged 1 degree below normal with highs reaching the low 90’s and the lows below freezing in parts of western Nebraska. Limited amounts of rain fell during the week, with the Northeast and North Central districts averaged .34 inch and Southwest with .22 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
• 90% of all corn is produced by family farms! (USDA)
• After corn is processed into ethanol, all of the protein and nutrients are still used in the food supply.
• Famers have cut soil loss by 69% in the last 20 years!

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