LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers now have more than half of the state's corn crop planted thanks to recent favorable weather.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that 57 percent of the corn crop has been planted, up from 15 percent last week.
Nebraska farmers were able to make significant progress in planting last week, but they remain about two days behind the average. Normally at this time 62 percent of the corn crop has been planted.
About 15 percent of Nebraska's soybean crop has been planted, which is close to the average of 14 percent planted at this time of year.
Bu the state's wheat crop is not in great shape. About 46 percent of the wheat is in good or excellent condition, which is below the average of 63 percent.