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Nebraska Ag Connection - 09/15/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 31% short, 49% adequate, and 6% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 20% very short, 33% short, 43% adequate, and 4% surplus.

Corn condition rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 22% fair, 42% good, and 19% excellent. Corn dented was 94%, ahead of 79% last year and 87% for the five-year average. Mature was 48%, well ahead of 16% last year and 27% average. Harvested was 4%, near 1% average.

Soybean condition rated 5% very poor, 10% poor, 21% fair, 47% good, and 17% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 61%, well ahead of 18% last year and 36% average. Harvested was 3%, near 1% average.

Winter wheat planted was 9%, behind 15% last year and 17% average.

Sorghum condition rated 4% very poor, 6% poor, 19% fair, 43% good, and 28% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 84%, ahead of 77% last year, but near 87% average. Mature was 26%, well ahead of 5% last year, and ahead of 17% average. Harvested was 1%.

Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 10% fair, 63% good, and 21% excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 75%, well ahead of 52% last year. Harvested was 26%, ahead of 8% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 14% very poor, 18% poor, 27% fair, 39% good, and 2% excellent.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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