Nebraska farmer says yields were polar opposite this year

Southeast Nebraska farmer Nathan Dorn says he recently wrapped up harvest and his corn and soybean crops were variable.

“Everything under the pivot was phenomenal. We had a great irrigated year.”

But, Dorn tells Brownfield, dryland yields were 50 to 75 percent below trendline. “We couldn’t catch a rain in July or August.  Even in September, we had a rain on Labor Day. I think between the Fourth of July and today, we had a rain on Labor Day, and I think that was just about it.  “We couldn’t buy a rain.”

Southeast Nebraska has spent the majority of the growing season in a classification of drought, but saw some improvement late summer.

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