The condition of Nebraska’s corn and soybean crops continues to decline.
The percentage of corn in the good to excellent category fell to 47 percent this week, compared to 56 percent last week. Soybeans dropped from 45 percent good to excellent last week to 41 percent this week.
Corn silked stood at 50 percent as of Sunday, while soybeans blooming were 37 percent.
The weekly report also notes that supplemental feeding of livestock was expanding as pasture conditions continue to decline, with some herds being culled.
According to the Ag Statistics Service, topsoil moisture levels in the state, at just 14 percent adequate or surplus, have not been this low at this time since 2002.
The state’s wheat harvest was nearing completion, nearly three weeks ahead of average.