Wind And Storms Affect Nebraska's Crops

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Some Nebraska farmers will have to replant after storms brought tornadoes and hail - but also some much needed rain.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in Tuesday's report that weather continued to affect crops in most locations with hot, dry and windy conditions, while storms in central and northeast Nebraska damaged some corn and soybean fields.

The report shows most of the corn has emerged, and 79 percent of the crop is good or excellent conditions. Soybean planting is 93 percent complete. The average is 77 percent.

Last week's heaviest rain fell in the central and northeast regions, which saw over 2 inches in isolated areas. Even with the rain, 52 percent of the topsoil and 54 percent of the subsoil is very short or short.

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