Nebraska crop conditions declined last week from extreme heat and severe weather damage.
Northeast Nebraska farmer Debbie Borg says her corn and soybeans are barely holding on. “After last week’s brutal heat, it was pretty hard, and the corn started firing. We did get some spotty rains over the weekend.”
The USDA says corn condition is rated 57 percent good-to-excellent with 21 percent in the dough stage.
Soybeans are rated 54 percent is good-to-excellent with 50 percent setting pods.