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Plains USDA Information for 5-8-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 2, 2010

Producers made progress with spring fieldwork activities and have almost half the corn acreage planted, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Precipitation was recorded in most areas of the state, however, amounts were limited except in portions of southeast and east central Nebraska. High winds dried soils and improved feedlot conditions. Other activities included planting soybeans and the first fields of sorghum and moving cattle to spring pastures.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees below normal for the week with below freezing temperatures recorded in parts of the western half of the state. Highs ranged from the low 70s to upper 80s. Precipitation fell throughout the state with heaviest accumulations of over 1.5 inches in the Southeast District.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting was 48 percent complete statewide. This is the same as last year, but ahead of the 37 average. Corn emerged was 3 percent complete, which is the same as last year and average.

Soybean planting was 8 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 6 and the 4 average. Sorghum planting was just underway at 1 percent complete, behind last year of 2, but the same as average.

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Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Spring calf losses rated 2 percent below average, 87 average, and 11 above average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 72 good, and 13 excellent, well above last year’s 70 good and excellent and 62 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 82 max, 23 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 77 max, 27 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 30 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 88 max, 27 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 92% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 93% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.17 – 179% of normal.

NC: 0.21 – 126% of normal.

CEN: .17 – 86% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 137% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 48% Corn planted, 3% Corn emerged, 93% Oats planted, 65% Oats emerged, 8% Soybeans planted, 1% Sorghum planted, 30% Wheat jointed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 2, 2010

Producers made progress with spring fieldwork activities and have almost half the corn acreage planted, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Precipitation was recorded in most areas of the state, however, amounts were limited except in portions of southeast and east central Nebraska. High winds dried soils and improved feedlot conditions. Other activities included planting soybeans and the first fields of sorghum and moving cattle to spring pastures.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees below normal for the week with below freezing temperatures recorded in parts of the western half of the state. Highs ranged from the low 70s to upper 80s. Precipitation fell throughout the state with heaviest accumulations of over 1.5 inches in the Southeast District.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting was 48 percent complete statewide. This is the same as last year, but ahead of the 37 average. Corn emerged was 3 percent complete, which is the same as last year and average.

Soybean planting was 8 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 6 and the 4 average. Sorghum planting was just underway at 1 percent complete, behind last year of 2, but the same as average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Spring calf losses rated 2 percent below average, 87 average, and 11 above average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 72 good, and 13 excellent, well above last year’s 70 good and excellent and 62 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 82 max, 23 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 77 max, 27 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 30 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 88 max, 27 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 92% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 93% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.17 – 179% of normal.

NC: 0.21 – 126% of normal.

CEN: .17 – 86% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 137% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 48% Corn planted, 3% Corn emerged, 93% Oats planted, 65% Oats emerged, 8% Soybeans planted, 1% Sorghum planted, 30% Wheat jointed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 2, 2010

Producers made progress with spring fieldwork activities and have almost half the corn acreage planted, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Precipitation was recorded in most areas of the state, however, amounts were limited except in portions of southeast and east central Nebraska. High winds dried soils and improved feedlot conditions. Other activities included planting soybeans and the first fields of sorghum and moving cattle to spring pastures.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees below normal for the week with below freezing temperatures recorded in parts of the western half of the state. Highs ranged from the low 70s to upper 80s. Precipitation fell throughout the state with heaviest accumulations of over 1.5 inches in the Southeast District.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting was 48 percent complete statewide. This is the same as last year, but ahead of the 37 average. Corn emerged was 3 percent complete, which is the same as last year and average.

Soybean planting was 8 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 6 and the 4 average. Sorghum planting was just underway at 1 percent complete, behind last year of 2, but the same as average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Spring calf losses rated 2 percent below average, 87 average, and 11 above average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 72 good, and 13 excellent, well above last year’s 70 good and excellent and 62 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 82 max, 23 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 77 max, 27 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 30 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 88 max, 27 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 92% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 93% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.17 – 179% of normal.

NC: 0.21 – 126% of normal.

CEN: .17 – 86% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 137% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 48% Corn planted, 3% Corn emerged, 93% Oats planted, 65% Oats emerged, 8% Soybeans planted, 1% Sorghum planted, 30% Wheat jointed.

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