September 27, 2010 Crop Progress Update

Harvest Beginning Soon
September 27, 2010

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, corn condition is rated 58 percent good and 23 percent excellent, above 2009 ratings. Mature corn was at 78 percent, well ahead of 30 percent last year and the 59 average. Corn Harvest was 10 percent complete, ahead of 3 last year and the 7 average.

Temperature across the state averaged 4 to 6 degrees above normal in all regions of the state except the North Central and Northeast Districts, which were 1 to 2 degrees above normal. The eastern third of the state received the most rainfall with areas of the Northeast District receiving 2 to 6 inches of precipitation. The Panhandle, Southwest, and South Central Districts were drier and averaged less than .50 inch of precipitation.

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

Ag Facts
• The energy to grow a bushel of corn has dropped by 37% in the past 30 years!
• There are 26,000 corn farmers in Nebraska.

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