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Published May 04, 2010, 09:00 AM

Nearly half of Nebraska’s corn has been planted

LINCOLN, Neb. — After rain delays the week before, Nebraska farmers hit their fields hard last week and have now planted nearly half of this year’s cornfields.

LINCOLN, Neb. — After rain delays the week before, Nebraska farmers hit their fields hard last week and have now planted nearly half of this year’s cornfields.

A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 48 percent of the expected corn acreage had been planted by Sunday. That’s well ahead of the 37 percent average by this date.

The USDA says 93 percent of the oat acreage has been planted, ahead of the 91 percent av-erage by this date. And 8 percent of the state’s soybean crop has been planted, twice the average by this date.

About 74 percent of the wheat crop rated in good or excellent condition, the same figure as last week.

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USDA crop reports for Nebraska: http://tinyurl.com/y8jp2d3

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