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Published July 20, 2010, 09:43 AM

Nebraska wheat harvest is 44-percent complete

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska wheat harvest has begun in earnest in the southwest part of the state and in the Panhandle.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska wheat harvest has begun in earnest in the southwest part of the state and in the Panhandle.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday that 44 percent of the wheat crop has been brought in, slightly behind last year’s pace at a comparable time.

The corn condition rated 63 percent good and 21 percent excellent. Soybean conditions rated 62 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

Rainfall totals varied from an average of an inch-and-a-half in central Nebraska last week to less than a quarter-inch in the Panhandle. Temperatures hit the 100s in the southwest and the 90s in the rest of the state.

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