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      Nebraska, Kansas Crops Receive Needed Moisture Last Week

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      Last week's rain across Nebraska reduced irrigation demand and helped out dry land crops.

      The USDA's weekly report stated that parts of the state last week received over two inches of rain. Topsoil moisture was rated at 59 percent adequate while subsoil was at at 58 percent.

      Nebraska's corn crop had 71 percent rated good or excellent while the soybean crop was right around that mark as well with 70 percent in the good or excellent category.

      Kansas also saw widespread rain over most the state last week, but crops still need more moisture.

      The National Agricultural Statistics Service says subsoil moisture is short to very short across 51 percent of the state. Topsoil moisture conditions are a bit better with 40 percent of the state still short of what is needed.

      The Kansas corn crop is rated as 14 percent poor to very poor and 55 percent rated in the good or excellent category.

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