Warm weather helps Nebraska farmers with harvest

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 11:20 AM

Recent warm weather has helped Nebraska farmers make good progress on their corn and sorghum harvests, but they remain behind schedule.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska's corn and sorghum harvests are about 2 1/2 weeks behind the average, and many farmers continue to report high levels of moisture in the grain.

In some areas, grain elevators have placed limits on deliveries of wet grain because of limited grain-drying capacity. So long wait times are being reported.

The USDA estimates that about 65 percent of the state's corn crop and 68 percent of the sorghum has been harvested.