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While Moisture Accumulates, Wheat Lags Behind

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While the state received more rain in the past week, crops are still being for the season.

According to the USDA's crop report the state of Nebraska averaged two- to three-inches of moisture across the eastern third and one- to two-inches in western areas.

The USDA reports that wheat was heading but still one and a half weeks behind average. Wheat conditions rated 24 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 13 percent good, and just one percent of the crop was rated as excellent.

In the southwest corner the moisture accumulation has been spotty. Some fields received a half inch, while other fields received 3.5 inches. Producers said their wheat is 2 weeks behind normal with conditions reported as poor to fair. 

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