Drought in Northeast Nebraska creating several issues for farmers

Drought conditions have continued to worsen in many parts of the Corn Belt.

Northeast Nebraska farmer Anne Meis tells Brownfield the dry conditions have persisted nearly all spring. “We did receive about an 1.40 (inches) on Friday, June 11, but it’s time to start our irrigation pivots. A lot of them in the area have already started and this hot weather has certainly had an impact on the crops.”

The corn and soybean grower from Eglin says the weather has made it difficult to manage weed pressure. “It has not been the best conditions to spray for weed control because of the hot windy weather.   It gives us a short window in the early mornings to attack those weeds because as well know the sooner you can get them the better.”

Meis says the forecast shows a cool down next week with small chances for rain.

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