Harvest season is getting underway and
much of Nebraska's crops look pretty good so far.
The latest report from the USDA showed
63-percent of Nebraska's corn crop in good or excellent condition.
However, corn harvest is just
four-percent complete, compared to a 10-percent average. This is well behind
the 34-percent that was finished this
time last year.
Nebraska's soybean crop is rated 59-percent
good or excellent with about three-percent of that crop harvested.
In Kansas, a new government report
says farmers are harvesting corn, seeding wheat and preparing for fall harvest.
The national agriculture statistics
service reported that winter wheat planting in Kansas is 13-percent complete.
This is about average for the time of year.
The agency also reported that 16-percent
of the Kansas corn crop has now been harvested. Those numbers are far behind
the 62-percent that had been cut by the same time last year.
Due to dry conditions this year, the
corn crop is rated as 29-percent poor to very poor and only 39-percent good or