USDA says Nebraska corn harvest nearly half done

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Posted: Nov 17, 2009 3:53 PM

Another relatively warm and dry week in Nebraska let farmers make up some harvest time.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that as of Sunday, the corn harvest was 48 percent complete and three weeks behind average. Grain moisture levels remain high.

Snow hampered the Panhandle harvest.

The USDA says the soybean harvest is 97 percent complete in Nebraska. By this time last year farmers had brought in all their soybeans.

The sorghum harvest is 44 percent finished, compared with 60 percent last year at this time.