The week started with severe weather across the state. Central Nebraska took the brunt of the storms, destroying irrigation systems and flattering crops. We missed severe weather and caught almost 3 in. of rain in as many days. Corn is averaging 12-leaf stage and is doing well. We make the rounds scouting for anything we can control and have no concerns at this time.

The beans in narrow rows are almost canopied and weed control is in full swing with most fields having little pressure. With the cool and cloudy days paired with rain or wind, hay has also been a struggle to harvest. Wheat will not be far off as the fields are changing fast. Neighbors with wheat are not looking for any big yeilds as stands are thin.

Local new-crop corn closed today at $5.69 and soybeans at $12.18.