USDA: Nebraska farmers move ahead on corn harvest

Nebraska farmers moved ahead of average on corn harvest last week, USDA report says

Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Federal officials say grain moisture has slowed the Nebraska harvest, but farmers still moved ahead of the state average for bringing in their corn.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 71 percent of the state's corn had been harvested by the end of last week, compared with the 66 percent yearly average by this date.

The USDA report says the soybean harvest was 97 percent complete — 4 percentage points ahead of the 93 percent average by this date.

The report also says the new winter wheat crop was 97 percent emerged, compared with 94 percent on average. Condition was rated at 69 percent good or excellent.

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