Crop report irrigation

Crops continue to grow in Nebraska, according to the weekly USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service crop report.

For the week ending on Sept. 8, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 8% short, 80% adequate and 10% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 9% short, 80% adequate and 9% surplus.

The following updates were reported:

— Corn dough was 94%, behind 100% last year and the five-year average of 98%. Dented was 70%, behind 84% last year and 81% average. Mature was 9%, behind 20% last year and 18% average. Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 20% fair, 58% good and 15% excellent.

— Soybean setting pods was 94%, behind 100% last year and 100% average. Dropping leaves was 7%, behind 29% last year and 22% average. Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 61% good and 14% excellent.

— Winter wheat planting was 4%, equal to last year and behind 8% average.

— Sorghum coloring was 59%, behind 82% last year and 82% average. Mature was 1%, behind 12% last year and 10% average. Sorghum condition rated 1% poor, 15% fair, 67% good and 17% excellent.

— Dry bean dropping leaves was 30%. Harvested was 2%. Dry bean condition rated 3% very poor, 18% poor, 27% fair, 45% good and 7% excellent.

In other news

Topics include agl groups released statements disapproving a plan from the EPA regarding renewable fuel standards; Ag producers now can enroll in the Agriculture ARC and PLC programs; organizations receive grants for specialty crops.

LINCOLN — As combines pop up in fields across the Midwest, the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association encourage farmers, as well as local residents and visitors, to take a second for safety in rural areas this harvest season.

LINCOLN — Rylee Stoltz of Lincoln is a fan of agriculture. A 2016 graduate of Northeast Community College, she utilized the associate degree she earned through the college to further her education, leading her where she is today: advocating for agriculture.

Nebraska Farm Bureau has offered the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a series of recommendations to reform the way beef cattle are marketed.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation awarded 10 teachers with funds in support of agricultural education and FFA programs in Nebraska — including one from Northeast and North Central Nebraska.