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Cooler Temps Hamper Crop Development

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Cooler than normal weather across much of Nebraska coupled with dry conditions is hampering the development of corn crops.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said warmer temperatures are needed in many areas to advance crop maturity. With forecasted highs in the 90's, this coming week should prove to be a good opportunity for farmers.

The condition of dry land corn is rated at 45-percent good or excellent, slightly below the average of 59-percent.

Irrigated corn conditions are faring better at 79-percent, just above the average.

Corn pollination still remains significantly behind schedule.

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