Nebraska wheat crop is hurting

The weekly crop progress report for Nebraska shows that Nebraska’s winter wheat crop is hurting.

The crop is rated 49 percent poor to very poor, 38 percent fair and 13 percent good to excellent.  Typically, the crop rates 69 percent good to excellent by this time of year.

Wheat emergence stands at 83 percent, well behind the 98 average, due to dry soils.

The report show the state’s corn harvest is nearing completion at 97 percent.  Most corn remaining to be harvested is in western counties where some producers are struggling to harvest lodged crops due to those high winds in mid-October.

Sorghum harvest is 94 percent complete, also well ahead of average.

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