Weekend rains help Nebraska crops as dry conditions loom

A southeast Nebraska says his corn and soybean fields received about an inch and a half of rain over the weekend.

Logan Bredemeier says the soaking helped the already strong performing crops ahead of an anticipated dry spell.

“Oddly enough we could probably use a week or two maybe of some dry weather just to keep some disease pressure down,” he says.

According to the USDA’s latest report, 80% of Nebraska’s corn crop is rated good to excellent, with 21% silking. The Falls City area farmer tells Brownfield his crops continue to be in good shape.

“The early planted stuff looks phenomenal, which is unfortunate to some degree, considering what the markets are doing,” he says. “The later planted stuff is catching up.”

Soybeans are rated 77% good to excellent with 51% of the crop blooming.

Winter wheat harvest is 28% complete, ahead of the state average.

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