Rain Provides Relief to Some Farmers, Too Late for Others
Recent rains may be doing to little to help farmers with the upcoming harvest for corn crops, but Nebraska's wheat farmers may be fairing a little better thanks to the extra moisture.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the rain should help improve germination of the winter wheat being planted this fall. Currently, about 22 percent of that crop has been planted.
Meanwhile, dryland corn farmers are saying the moisture arrived much to late to have much of an impact. About 81 percent of the irrigated corn is considered to be in good or excellent shape, but only about 36 percent of dryland corn is fairing as well.
Harvest time is just getting underway in Nebraska, with about 2 percent of the corn crop harvested.