Mild Weather Helps Nebraska Farmers Complete Harvest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Above average temperatures have helped Nebraska farmers wrap up most of their fall harvest chores.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state's corn harvest is about 99 percent done although farmers in the Panhandle are only about 90 percent complete with the corn harvest.

Typically, the corn harvest is only about 92 percent complete at this time of year, so farmers are about a week ahead of schedule.

Last week's temperatures averaged 6 degrees above normal for the state, and little precipitation fell.

The USDA says farmers are busy applying anhydrous ammonia fertilizer to fields in many parts of the state.

About 74 percent of the winter wheat crop is either good or excellent condition.

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