Recent rains slowed down the harvest in Nebraska, but there wasn't enough rain to change the dry soil conditions statewide.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that the corn harvest is already about 23 percent done. That's well ahead of the average of 2 percent at this time of year.
But the corn crop remains in poor condition because of this summer's dry weather. About 33 percent of the corn crop is in good or excellent condition. That's well below the average of 79 percent.
The soybean harvest has also started. About 19 percent of that crop is in good or excellent condition. That's also well behind the average of 78 percent at this time of year.
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