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Crops maturing ahead of last year, five-year average

Crops maturing ahead of last year, five-year average

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LINCOLN — Nebraska’s grain crops continued to mature well ahead of 2019 and mostly ahead of the five-year average, according to the latest update by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Corn condition was rated 77% good to excellent, 16% fair and 7% poor or very poor, with 94% silking, 43% at dough stage at 6% dented.

Soybeans were rated at 79% good to excellent, 16% fair and 5% poor or very poor, with 95% blooming and 64% setting pods.

Sorghum was rated at 64% good to excellent, 28% fair and 8% poor or very poor, with 64% headed and 1% coloring.

Also as of Sunday, pasture and range conditions were rated at 59% good to excellent, 32% fair and 9% poor or very poor.

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