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Drier, warmer conditions set Nebraska’s crops behind last week

A week of warmer and drier conditions in Nebraska slowed corn and soybean growth across the state.

According to the USDA’s latest crop progress and condition report, corn condition ratings fell to 76 percent good-to-excellent condition, two percent less than last week with 84 percent silking.

Soybean condition ratings fell nine percent to 72 percent rated in good-to-excellent condition with 85 percent blooming – 11 percent ahead of the average.

Eighty-eight percent of the winter wheat has been harvested.

Sorghum is rated 75 percent good to excellent with 20 percent of the crop headed, 20 percent behind last year’s average.

Sixty-eight percent of oats have been harvested with 57 percent of the crop in good-to-excellent condition.

Dry edible beans are rated 81 percent in good-to-excellent condition.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 84 percent fair-to-excellent condition.

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