Millions of corn acres have been affected by devastating floods

Recent flooding has impacted parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa, with estimates suggesting up to one million acres of corn have been affected.

A soybean and corn advisor predicts that harvested corn acres may fall below 91% of plantings this year due to flood damage.

The swollen Missouri River and the potential for continued rains also pose ongoing threats, with numerous gauges along the Mississippi River already at major flood stage.

However, in southwest Nebraska, one farmer told Brownfield Ag News that he is praising the recent rains he has seen in his fields.
He reported about an inch and a half of rain benefiting his corn and soybean fields.

Despite the positive impact on crop health, he noted that the need for some dry weather to manage disease pressure.

According to the USDA, Nebraska’s corn crop is 80% rated good to excellent, with 21% in the silking stage.

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