Farmers in Nebraska see progress, still behind on planting

Farmers in Nebraska and Iowa got a break in weather last week, to catch up on planting, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says both states remain significantly behind average seasons in crop development.

The USDA reported Monday, that Iowa farmers have planted 93 percent of corn, about three weeks behind the five-year-average.

In Nebraska, 94 percent of corn is planted, compared with the average of 99 percent.

In Iowa, 70 percent of soybeans are planted, and in Nebraska 79 percent have been planted.


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