Recent rains have caused the farmers to slow down the harvest in Nebraska. Unfortunately there wasn't enough rain to change the dry soil conditions statewide.
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.
However 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.