Nebraska Crops Looking 'Very Good'

Well-known Nebraska farmer Roy Smith reports that the crops in his home county of Cass County, Nebraska are looking very good. "We keep getting small rains without having any gully washers in the past two weeks. Corn on the river bottom looks much better. What survived the flood was very short and yellow a month ago. The hot days of the last week were just what the doctor ordered. The conditions for that corn have improved dramatically," says Roy.

"Soybeans are doing well also. Many were planted late. Those are short but growing fast. My big concern is that the heat and humidity are ideal environment for Soybean Rust. Prior years after this disease came to the United States, hot and dry weather in August prevented it from doing much damage. Conditions this year will be the true test of whether it is going to be a perennial problem or not," he added.