Nebraska crop progress and condition
For the week ending May 7, 2017, temperatures averaged one to two degrees below normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Rainfall was limited to half an inch or less across most of the State. Dry weather allowed planting and other field activities to continue at week’s end.
Producers started to move cows and calves to pastures. There were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 8 short, 81 adequate, and 8 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 12 short, 76 adequate, and 6 surplus.
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