Nebraska Close to Planting All The Corn

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska farmers are almost done with planting the corn crop and are making good process on finishing the soybeans.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in Monday's weekly report that 91 percent of the corn has been planted.

The average is 76 percent.

Fifty-seven percent of the corn has emerged, which is double the average.

The report says 60 percent of the soybean crop is now in the ground, well ahead of the average of 28 percent.

The USDA says farmers made significant process last week with cool and dry weather.

Temperatures averaged 3 degree below normal across the state.

Highs ranged from the upper 80s, with lows in the upper 20s in the Panhandle.

There was little or no precipitation.

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