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Nebraska corn, soybean harvest nearly complete

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska's corn and soybean harvests are nearly completed well ahead of schedule, but the winter wheat crop is off to a poor start.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest update on the state's crops on Wednesday.

The USDA says 94 percent of Nebraska's corn crop has been harvested. Normally, the corn harvest is only about half done at this stage.

About 98 percent of the soybean crop has been harvested. That's also ahead of the average of 85 percent done at this point.

The winter wheat crop has been slow to emerge because of the drought, and some farmers have replanted their fields. About 74 percent of the winter wheat has emerged. That's behind the average of 93 percent at this time of year.