Nebraska farmers making progress on corn, soybean planting

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers have planted most of the expected corn crop and are making good progress on soybean planting, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday.

The USDA said farmers had planted 91% of the corn crop as of Sunday, putting them far ahead of the 63% that had been planted by this time last year. The five-year average for this date is 78%.

Farmers had planted 78% of expected soybeans, more than doubling the 34% from last year. The five-year average is 42%.

They were helped by good weather that made for 5.2 days suitable for field work.

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