November 17, 2008

Nebraska corn: 67 percent harvested

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said today that 67 percent of Nebraska's crop was in the bin as of Oct. 16. A week ago we were looking at 58 percent complete - so progress was made, but rain slowed that progress quite a bit. Click here for the full report.

A year ago, Nebraska farmers had harvested 97 percent of their crop, and the five-year average is 96 percent complete. So there is still work to be done, and hopefully a dry week this week will allow harvest to speed ahead.

Nationally, 78 percent of the crop is harvested - compared to 71 percent last week and 97 percent a year ago. The five-year average is 94 percent.

USDA said 95 percent of the country's soybeans are in the bin, so a majority farmers that plant both crops will be focused solely on corn harvest until 100 percent of the crop is in.

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