Southeast Nebraska farmer says yields are better than expected given challenges

Drought and severe weather have affected crops in many parts of the Western Corn Belt, but one farmer says yields are better than he anticipated.

Southeast Nebraska farmer Logan Bredemeier says extreme heat in August took its toll on his soybean yields, which have ranged from 30-50 bushels an acre. “Beans are down pretty good from what they were last year.  We’re sitting about average across our board.  There have been some reports in our area of some really good bean yields, but they were really early planted ones.

As for corn yields, “Average to just slightly above under last year but holding on pretty well.”

Bredemeier says last year’s corn yields averaged around 200 bushels an acre.

He says drought conditions persist and have worsened. “We haven’t caught much since August.  We’ve had a couple showers here and there, but we are definitely a lot wetter than other parts of the state, but we’re still plenty dry.”

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