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Published June 08, 2010, 10:37 AM

USDA says Nebraska crops helped by recent rains

LINCOLN, Neb. — Recent rains have helped Nebraska crops develop, but they’ve also made it hard for farmers to work in the field.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Recent rains have helped Nebraska crops develop, but they’ve also made it hard for farmers to work in the field.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest weekly update that Nebraska farmers had only about 4½ days suitable for field work last week. Heavy rain fell in eastern Nebraska and hail was reported in several parts of the state.

So the planting of the last fields of soybeans and sorghum was delayed. About 84 percent of the soybeans and about 68 percent of the sorghum has been planted.

About 85 percent of the state’s corn crop rated in good or excellent condition.

And about 75 percent of the wheat crop rated in good or excellent condition.

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Online:

USDA crop reports for Nebraska.

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