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Published September 14, 2010, 11:25 AM

USDA says corn harvest has begun in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska’s corn harvest has begun in the southeast corner of the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska’s corn harvest has begun in the southeast corner of the state.

In a report released Monday, the USDA says that by the end of last week, the harvest was 2 percent complete. That matches the state average by this time of the year.

The corn crop was rated 83 percent good or excellent.

The USDA report says 25 percent of the projected winter wheat crop has been planted, ahead of the 23 percent average by this time of the year.

The report also says about 80 percent of the soybean crop is in good or excellent shape, and about 79 percent of the state’s sorghum crop is in good or excellent condition.

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