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Published November 02, 2010, 09:08 AM

Warm weather helps keep Nebraska harvest moving

LINCOLN, Neb. — Warm weather is helping Nebraska farmers harvest their crops, but the pace of this year’s harvest is creating some congestion at grain elevators.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Warm weather is helping Nebraska farmers harvest their crops, but the pace of this year’s harvest is creating some congestion at grain elevators.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that continued warm weather has allowed this year’s harvest to continue at an above-average pace.

The corn harvest is 88 percent complete and more than three weeks ahead of the average of 52 percent done at this time of year.

The soybean harvest is 98 percent done, ahead of the 86 percent average.

About 78 percent of the sorghum crop has been harvested, which is also ahead of the average of 48 percent.

The sugar beet harvest in western Nebraska is also winding down.

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