- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - As Nebraska farmers prepare to plant their crops in the next few weeks, they are worrying about the lack of moisture.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state received less than half the amount of precipation it normally does in March.

So the level of moisture in the soil is a concern. About 65 percent of the state is currently experiencing drought conditions.

The USDA says about 62 percent of the state is short or very short on topsoil moisture.

About 55 percent of the state’s winter wheat crop is in good or excellent condition.

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