Farmers Keep Up with Harvest Despite Wet Conditions


Wet conditions kept some farmers from harvesting the remainder of their corn crop last week, but many continued despite the weather.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers were able to bring in about 10 percent of the expected corn crop, bringing the total corn harvest in Nebraska to about 81 percent completion.

The report also said the sorghum harvest is well ahead of average at 91 percent complete.

Wet conditions in Kansas slowed farmers down there as well, but harvest is well on its way to completion.

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the state's corn harvest is 91 percent complete and roughly 78 percent of the sorghum crop has been cut.

Additionally, 86 percent of the soybean crop and 70 percent of sunflowers have been harvested.

Many farmers who are finished with their harvest have begun fall field work such as tilling, fertilizer applications and conservation practice construction.