Only 17 percent of Nebraska’s winter wheat crop qualifies for a “good” rating this week.
Forty-three percent of the crop is rated fair, with 40 percent called poor to very poor. Those are the poorest mid-November ratings for the crop since 1990.
Most of Nebraska continues in extreme drought with soil moisture profiles depleted. During the past 60 days, the western two-thirds of the state has received less than one inch of precipitation. That’s where most of the state’s wheat is grown.