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OH, MN Crops Survive Hail But Not Without Injury
Corn Near Northfield, Minnesota
“We were unfortunate to be in a line of heavy thunderstorms with hail on Saturday,” says Carol Peterson (Instagram: @carpet701). “Corn leaves were stripped off in this entire field.”
In Minnesota, 78% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent. Minnesota has one of the lowest percentages of corn rated poor to very poor at only 4% and 18% is rated fair, the USDA says.
Soybeans in Shelby, Ohio
“This week, I decided to do a comparison between the worst field in our area and one of the best,” says Morgan Vogt (Instagram: @morgan_vogt99). “This year’s hail damage and flooding has widened the gap between the good and the bad.”
In Ohio, 1% of the state’s soybeans are blooming, according to the latest Crop Progress Report. As for quality, 60% of Ohio soybeans are rated good to excellent, 33% are rated fair, and 7% rated poor to very poor.
Soybeans Near Northfield, Minnesota
“Soybeans that were finally starting to look good were hit by a hailstorm on Saturday,” says Carol Peterson (Instagram: @carpet701). “We were getting ready to start spraying this week, but instead we will be working with the hail adjuster.”
The USDA says 1% of Minnesota’s soybean crop is blooming as of Sunday. As for crop quality so far, the latest Crop Progress report says 76% of Minnesota soybeans are in good to excellent condition, 20% are rated fair, and 4% are rated poor to very poor.
Corn in Shadehill, South Dakota
“Our corn looks good, but we sure could use a good rain and less wind,” says farmer Doug Ham.
Less than half of South Dakota’s corn crop is rated good to excellent by the USDA. Only 46% got the good to excellent stamp, 34% is rated fair, and 20% is considered to be in poor to very poor condition.
Soybeans in Morse Bluff, Nebraska
“Crops are looking great here in eastern Nebraska,” says Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik).
In Nebraska, 7% of the soybean crop is blooming. The USDA’s latest Crop Progress report rates 70% of the state’s beans as good to excellent, 23% as fair, and 7% as poor to very poor.
Corn in Nickerson, Kansas
“Some corn is just starting to show tassels and silks,” says Geoffrey Burgess (Instagram: @geoffreyburgess). “Most corn will be pollinating late next week.”
In Kansas, 8% of the corn crop is silking, according to the latest Crop Progress report. Although 61% of Kansas corn is rated good to excellent, 32% is rated fair and 7% is rated poor to very poor.
Crops in Daviess County, Indiana
“Wheat is out, corn is beginning to tassel, and the soybeans are looking fairly good as well. We enjoyed a nice 2.5-inch rain although it came very quickly,” Ethan Clarke (Instagram: @the_ethan_clarke) says. “Some in the river bottoms are worried the river may take more crops but as of now with no rain headed here we should be okay.”
Indiana farmers have 35% of the state’s winter wheat harvested as of Sunday. According to the USDA, Indiana’s corn and soybean crops aren’t doing particularly great. Under 50% of Indiana corn and only 51% of soybeans are rated good to excellent.
Corn in Maxwell, Iowa
"Our corn planted April 20th is now over 6 feet tall Almost all corn has turned the corner and out of the ugly duckling stage," says Rhonda Birchmier. “It will take time to see if uneven corn from the cool wet spring will follow through to yield. For now fields appear to have evened up. Adequate moisture and warm clear days aid in the fast growth."
In Iowa, 79% of the state’s corn is rated good or excellent, 17% is rated fair, and 4% is rated poor or very poor, according to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report.
Corn in Morse Bluff, Nebraska
“Crops are looking great here in eastern Nebraska,” says Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik). “.80" of rain fell this past week. Corn is in the v9 stage.”
In Nebraska, the USDA says 74% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 20% is rated fair, and 6% is rated poor as of Sunday.
Soybeans in Nickerson, Kansas
“Soybean emergence has been a little tough with some crusting issues, but they’re coming along now,” says Geoffrey Burgess (Instagram: @geoffreyburgess).
The latest Crop Progress report says 5% of Kansas soybeans are blooming. As of Sunday, 69% of the state’s soybeans are rated good to excellent, 29% are rated fair, and 2% are rated poor.
Corn in Roberts County, South Dakota
“Spraying of corn is wrapping up and we are side dressing the corn with nitrogen,” says Jason Frerichs (Twitter: @jasonfrerichs). “Adequate moisture still is coming.“
Corn in Dakota, Minnesota
“Corn is coming up slowly but looking good,” says Stacy Wolter who lives right beside the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.
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