Nebraska farmers struggling to get corn crop planted

Nebraska News
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly half of Nebraska’s corn crop has been planted, but farmers remain far behind planting averages.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that as of Sunday, Nebraska farmers had planted 46 percent of the corn crop. That’s behind 68 percent last year and the five-year average of 72 percent.

Farmers had planted 20 percent of the soybean crop, behind last year’s 37 percent and the five-year average of 32 percent.

The USDA says 58 percent of the winter wheat crop’s condition was rated good and 29 percent fair. Only 4 percent was rated poor or very poor, and 9 percent was excellent.

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