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Published November 16, 2010, 11:22 AM

USDA: Just 2 pct of Nebraska corn remains unharvested

LINCOLN, Neb. — Only a few fields of Nebraska corn still await their fall fate.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Only a few fields of Nebraska corn still await their fall fate.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that 98 percent of the state’s corn crop has been harvested. The USDA says most of the remaining unharvested fields are in the Panhandle and southwest Nebraska.

Normally at this time of year, about 78 percent of the corn has been harvested. Last year, only 45 percent had been brought in by this date.

Winter wheat conditions are still below average. The USDA says only 45 percent of the winter wheat crop rated in good or excellent condition, which is well below the average of 69 percent by this date.

The USDA says the recent rain and snow brought sorely needed moisture to dry soil.

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