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Nebraska Sorghum Progressing Ahead of Average
Nebraska Ag Connection - 07/28/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 29% short, 57% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 29% short, 60% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 18% fair, 54% good, and 21% excellent. Corn silking was 89%, well ahead of 61% last year, and ahead of 80% for the five-year average. Dough was 27%, ahead of 9% last year and 16% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 14% fair, 59% good, and 21% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 90%, well ahead of 60% last year, and ahead of 76% average. Setting pods was 53%, well ahead of 27% last year and 33% average.

Winter wheat harvested was 93%, well ahead of 49% last year, and ahead of 81% average.

Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 27% fair, 46% good, and 21% excellent. Sorghum headed was 43%, well ahead of 23% last year, and ahead of 32% average.

Oats harvested was 82%, well ahead of 39% last year, and ahead of 67% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 1% poor, 15% fair, 68% good, and 15% excellent.

Dry edible beans blooming was 60%, well ahead of 33% last year. Setting pods was 15%, ahead of 7% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 7% very poor, 7% poor, 26% fair, 54% good, and 6% 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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