Most of Nebraska's soybean crop has begun turning color, and the corn crop is maturing nicely thanks to recent relatively warm weather.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nebraska temperatures averages about 1 degree above normal statewide last week.
That helped the crops after a couple cool weeks.
The USDA says the state's corn crop is running more than a week behind average. About 79 percent of the state's corn crop rated in good or excellent condition at the end of last week. That was ahead of the 77 percent good or excellent rating last year's crop received.
Roughly 78 percent of the state's soybean crop rated in good or excellent condition.
Last year, 69 percent of the soybeans rated good or excellent at the same time.
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