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Published October 13, 2010, 10:24 AM

USDA says Nebraska corn, soybean harvests speed ahead

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new weekly crop report for Nebraska says warm, dry conditions allowed farmers to make significant progress in the fall harvest.

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new weekly crop report for Nebraska says warm, dry conditions allowed farmers to make significant progress in the fall harvest.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports says Nebraska’s soybean harvest jumped to over two-thirds complete, and corn was near 30 percent harvested, both well ahead of last year.

Soybean conditions going into this week rated 79 percent good or excellent, 16 percent fair and 5 percent poor or very poor. Soybeans harvested was 71 percent, well ahead of 42 percent last year and the 54 percent average.

The report says Nebraska’s corn harvest is 29 percent complete, ahead of 9 percent last year and the 21 percent average.

Corn conditions are rated at 80 percent good or excellent, 15 percent fair and 5 percent poor or very poor.

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