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(Neb.) - Storms delay field work in Nebraska

By: John Thayer Posted at: 04/18/2012 06:51 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say rain-laden storms have delayed field work in Nebraska but have raised soil moisture levels.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture report for last week says a survey shows about 4 percent of the expected corn crop has been planted, compared with 2 percent last year and 1 percent on average.
The department also said three-quarters of the expected oat crop has been planted.
The winter wheat crop was rated 63 percent good or excellent.     

Spring calving was 88 percent complete.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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