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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

Lettuce field near Valencia Capital in Spain

LINCOLN, Neb. May 10, 2021 – For the week ending May 9, 2021, there were 5.4 days
suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil
moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 23% short, 68% adequate, and 3% surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 23% short, 67% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 71%, behind 76% last year, but ahead of 57% for the
five-year average. Emerged was 12%, behind 27% last year, and near 16% average.

Soybeans planted was 47%, near 51% last year, but well ahead of 26% average. Emerged was
3%, near 5% last year and 2% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 42% fair, 37% good, and 4% excellent.
Winter wheat headed was 3%, near 1% last year and 5% average.

Sorghum planted was 6%, behind 14% last year, and near 8% average.

Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 39% fair, 47% good, and 6% excellent. Oats
planted was 97%, ahead of 90% last year and 87% average. Emerged was 80%, ahead of 68%
last year and 65% average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 12% poor, 36%
fair, 43% good, and 5% 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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