October 16, 2012

Crop update: Nebraska corn 80% harvested

In its weekly crop progress report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said 80 percent of Nebraska's corn crop is in the bin.

That's up from 67 percent harvested last week and is well ahead of last year's 27 percent harvested and the five-year average of 26 percent harvested.

Soybeans harvested in Nebraska stood at 86 percent, compared to the average pace of 65 percent harvested. Sorghum harvest in the state was 45 percent complete, compared to 16 percent for the average.

Nationally, 79 percent of the country's corn crop was harvested, up from 69 percent last week. A year ago 42 percent of the crop was harvested by this date, while the five-year average is 38 percent harvested.

The photo above comes from the Nebraska Corn Board's 2012 crop progress photo set at Flick, while the graphic below was created by Kelly Brunkhorst at the Corn Board.

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