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Corn OK in Nebraska, soybean emergence behind

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska corn farmers have 99 percent of their crop in the ground meeting the five-year average and 84 percent of the crop has emerged, lagging behind the 90 percent average.

The corn crop is faring well according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's first condition report of the year with just 1 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 64 percent good and 10 percent excellent.

The USDA says 81 percent of soybean seeds are in the ground slightly behind the 89 percent average but just 47 percent has emerged. Normally about 63 percent of the plants would be above ground by now.

More than half of the wheat crop is rated very poor or poor while a third is fair, 13 percent is good, and 1 percent excellent.