Corn, soybean planting almost wrapped up in Nebraska

Corn and soybean planting is almost wrapped up for many Nebraska farmers.

Clay Govier farms in the central area of the state and says timely rains have crops off to a good start.   “Once we got past that cold weather and things decided to stay consistently warm, things are emerging and in pretty good shape.”

USDA says 96 percent of the corn crop has been planted with 81 percent emerged.  Soybeans are 90 percent in and 68 percent has emerged.

Govier says rainfall wasn’t widespread. “We’re kind of at the point that I think to help some of the soybeans pop through, we’re going to send a few pivots around where we haven’t caught the showers over the last few days.”

The state’s winter wheat condition is rated 25 percent good-to-excellent. About a quarter of pasture and range conditions are in good-to-excellent condition.

Top soil moisture 43 percent adequate-to-surplus and subsoil moisture is 25 percent adequate-to-surplus.

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