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Severe weather hurts crop conditions in Nebraska

Severe weather across parts of Nebraska continues to impact crop conditions. The USDA says corn is rated 51 percent good-to-very good. Three precent is dented. Soybeans are 56 percent good-to-excellent with 68 percent setting pods. Eighty-seven percent of winter wheat has been harvested. Pasture and range conditions... Read More.

Rain improves optimism for Nebraska crops

Central Nebraska farmer Derrick Dibbern says last month’s timely rains provided significant relief for his drought-stress corn and soybeans. “Crop conditions look favorable where we’ve been able to keep up irrigating and where we were able to miss the severe weather.  I’m pretty optimistic... Read More.

Weather hammers wheat crop in Nebraska

A Southeast Nebraska farmer says weather took a toll on his wheat crop. Steve Wellman tells Brownfield, at best, averaging 45 bushels per acre, which isn’t good. “The winterkill – no cover during the winter from snow – it was exposed and we lost some... Read More.

Rains have been timely for a Nebraska producer

An eastern Nebraska cattle feeder says he was concerned crops in his part of the state weren’t going to survive another drought-plagued growing season. Buck Wehrbein tells Brownfield “Our wettest month is typically May, which was the driest on record, and now evidently, July... Read More.

Nebraska expands soybean markets in Vietnam

Nebraska’s ag director says the state is expanding market access in Vietnam for soybeans and its byproducts.   Sherry Vinton tells Brownfield soybean meal and soybean oil exports are increasing. “They don’t have the landmass to grow the feed they need for their industry.... Read More.