Corn Harvest Falls Behind Average as Wet Conditions Continue - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

Corn Harvest Falls Behind Average as Wet Conditions Continue

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Recent rains have kept some farmers out of their fields, causing harvest to fall behind schedule for many.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers and rancher had only about 4.7 days last week to be out in the fields due to cool wet weather throughout portions of the state.

The corn crop harvest is behind schedule with only about 32 percent of the crop harvested so far, compared to the average 44 percent.

The soybean harvest appears to be going a little better, with it only down one percent from the average at 80 percent harvested.

About 68 percent of the corn crop is rated in good or excellent condition. Likewise, the soybean crop is at about 69 percent in good or excellent condition.

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