USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service for week ending Aug. 11:

Nebraska

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 12 short, 78 adequate, and 8 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 11 short, 79 adequate, and 9 surplus.

Field Crops Report

  • Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 60 good, and 15 excellent. Corn silking was 95 percent, near 99 for both last year and the five-year average. Dough was 41 percent, well behind 74 last year and 62 average. Dented was 3 percent, behind 16 last year and 11 average.
  • Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 22 fair, 62 good, and 11 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 87 percent, behind 96 both last year and average. Setting pods was 66 percent, behind 78 last year and 76 average.
  • Winter wheat harvested was 90 percent, behind 97 last year and 99 average.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 70 good, and 13 excellent. g Sorghum headed was 68 percent, well behind 90 last year, and behind 82 average. Coloring was 9 percent, behind 20 last year and 16 average.
  • Oats harvested was 89 percent, behind 98 last year, and near 92 average.
  • Dry edible bean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 11 poor, 37 fair, 43 good, and 8 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 87 percent. Setting pods was 46 percent.

Pasture and Range Report

  • Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 66 good, and 15 excellent.

Iowa

Topsoil moisture condition was rated 7 percent very short, 29 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. East central, south central and southeast Iowa districts reported topsoil moisture conditions as over 55 percent short to very short. Subsoil moisture condition was rated 4 percent very short, 23 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

  • Ninety-two percent of the corn crop has begun to silk, 17 days behind last year and nearly two weeks behind the 5-year average. Forty-one percent of the crop reached the dough stage, 10 days behind last year and 8 days behind average. One percent of the crop statewide reached the dented stage. Corn condition rated 65 percent good to excellent.
  • Eighty-seven percent of the soybean crop has started to bloom, 15 days behind last year and 12 days behind average. Fifty-six percent of the crop has started setting pods, also 15 days behind last year and 12 days behind average. Soybean condition rated 63 percent good to excellent.
  • Eighty-nine percent of the oat crop has been harvested for grain, 2 days behind both last year and average.
  • The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 92 percent, 5 days behind average. The third cutting of alfalfa hay reached 25 percent, 1 week behind average. Hay condition declined to 57 percent good to excellent.

Pasture and Range Report

  • Pasture condition declined for the sixth straight week and rated a season low 46 percent good to excellent. There were no major livestock issues reported this past week.

Kansas

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 26 short, 62 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 21 short, 70 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Field Crops Report

  • Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 10 poor, 32 fair, 45 good, and 9 excellent. Corn silking was 93 percent, behind 98 last year, and near 97 for the five-year average. Dough was 55 percent, well behind 75 last year, and behind 68 average. Dented was 21 percent, behind 39 last year, and near 23 average. Mature was 1 percent, near 5 last year, and equal to average.
  • Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 38 fair, 45 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 73 percent, well behind 93 last year, and behind 86 average. Setting pods was 39 percent, well behind 72 last year, and behind 58 average.
  • Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 29 fair, 53 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 47 percent, well behind 70 last year, and behind 63 average. Coloring was 6 percent, behind 14 last year, and near 8 average.
  • Cotton condition rated 5 percent very poor, 18 poor, 40 fair, 34 good, and 3 excellent. Cotton squaring was 85 percent, behind 99 last year, but near 83 average. Setting bolls was 38 percent, behind 51 last year, and near 39 average. Bolls opening was 1 percent, equal to both last year and average.

Pasture and Range Report

  • Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 27 fair, 58 good, and 7 excellent.