Nebraska wheat sees more drought impact

Dry weather continues to impact Nebraska’s winter wheat crop.

The USDA says parts of the state did get some rain last week and soil moisture levels improved slightly, but most of the state remains short to very short.

51% of Nebraska’s winter wheat crop is in poor to very poor condition, unchanged on the week, with 37% now called fair, up 2%, 12% rated good, and none of the crop is reported to be in excellent shape.

1% has headed, matching the five-year average.

56% of corn is planted, compared to 51% on average, with 11% emerged, compared to the normal rate of 9%.

36% of soybeans are planted, compared to 29% normally in early May, with 2% of the crop emerged.

68% of Nebraska’s pastures and rangelands are in poor to very poor condition.

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