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Harvest progresses, Nebraska farmers slightly ahead of Iowa

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Harvest is underway with 21% of soybeans and 10% of the corn crop already completed in Iowa. That's a day behind last year's progress at this time. Rain likely has something to do with it.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly crop status report released Monday indicates weather was favorable for farmers but there were reports of muddy conditions and standing water in some fields from earlier storms. Iowa Corn and soybeans are rated at 81% good to excellent.

It was nearly ideal for harvest in Nebraska where farmers reported 15% of corn harvested, behind the five-year average and 27% of soybeans in bins, right at average.

The USDA reports 73% of Nebraska corn and 78% of soybeans are rated good to excellent.

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