Early morning sunrise over a field of corn or maize in the Charente region of France. Light catching the leaves and colour bouncing off the clouds.

LINCOLN, Neb. August 9, 2021 – For the week ending August 8, 2021, there were 6.3 days
suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil
moisture supplies rated 11% very short, 40% short, 49% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies rated 13% very short, 44% short, 43% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 20% fair, 51% good, and
19% excellent. Corn dough was 63%, near 64% last year, but ahead of 52% for the five-year
average. Dented was 7%, behind 13% last year, and near 8% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 18% fair, 57% good, and 19% excellent.
Soybeans setting pods was 83%, near 79% last year, and ahead of 69% average.

Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 13% poor, 25% fair, 47% good, and 12% excellent.
Sorghum headed was 74%, behind 84% last year, but near 73% average. Coloring was 9%,
ahead of 4% last year, and near 8% average.

Oats harvested was 94%, near 95% last year and 90% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 20% fair, 52% good, and 21% excellent.
Dry edible beans blooming was 88%, near 89% last year. Setting pods was 72%, ahead of 53%
last year.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 9% very poor, 15% poor, 58%
fair, 16% good, and 2% excellent.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency,
UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

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