November 10, 2008

58 percent of Nebraska corn is in the bin

Nebraska's corn harvest jumped to 58 percent complete as of Nov. 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today. That's a big increase from last week's 35 percent complete, although harvest is still well behind the five-year average of 85 percent completed by now.

Some snow in western Nebraska did hamper harvest there, and rain moving across much of the state today will once again slow progress. Yields continue to be strong, however, with USDA estimating that Nebraska yields will be 161 bushels per acre this year.

For more information, be sure to check out the Nebraska Corn Board's Crop Progress Update.

Nationally, 71 percent of the crop is in the bin, compared to 88 percent on average.

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