2020 US Corn Belt Crop Tour

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2020 Summary of the State of Nebraska

Day 7: July 3, 2020

9th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour Summary of the State of Nebraska

The 2020 9th Annual U.S. Corn Belt Crop tour route in the state of Nebraska started in Kearney, NE and travelled north west into Scottsbluff before heading north into South Dakota. It was 91F and sunny for day 7 July 3, 2020. Nebraska is 50% irrigated and 50% is dryland crops. The irrigated corn and soybean crops were looking good and a “garden spot” but the dryland crops were nor perfect and too dry after only receiving 1 inch of moisture since planting. Nebraska had yellow soybeans, pineapple corn and late planted dry corn in Western NE.

Dryland corn needs to catch a rain during pollination and gets some relief from the heat and slow down drying rates. Soil moisture at 50% (adequate – surplus) is down from the start of the planting season at 96%. The top end yields are lost in the West and will not be contributing to a bumper crop. Rating state, 7 out of 10. Corn will pollinate in heat, late due to cold snap mid-May. Ne will not achieve a record corn yield of 192 in 2018 and a record soybean yield at 61 in 2016.

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2020 US Corn Belt Crop Tour - Nebraska Photo Gallery
About Nebraska
Number of farms
982 acres
Average size of a Nebraska farm
44,900,000 acres
Land in Nebraska farms
Land used for farming in the state
Over 1 billion pounds
Milk produced by Nebraska’s dairy cows
Nebraska’s rank in the U.S. for all cattle and calves inventory
10,500,000 acres
Corn acres intended in 2020, +4% from 2019

182 bu/acre
Corn yield in 2019, -10.0 bu/acre vs. 2018
5,100,000 acres
Soybean acres intended in 2020, +4% vs. 2019

58.5 bu/acre
Soybean yield in 2019, -0.5 bu/acre vs. 2018
920,000 acres
Wheat acres intended in 2020, -14% vs. 2019

57 bu/acre 
Wheat yield in 2019, +8.0 bu/acre vs. 2018


Year to Date Departure from Normal Precipitation (Inches), Valid on: July 15, 2020

Year to date Precipitation map - Nebraska

2020 US Corn Belt Tour
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