- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the wheat harvest is well underway in southern Nebraska.

The USDA says that as of Sunday, 13 percent of the state’s crop had been harvested, half the average of 26 percent by the date. The crop was rated 49 percent good or excellent.

Corn was rated at 72 percent good or excellent. Eight percent of the corn had begun silking, compared with the average of 14 percent by the date.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3 percent very short, 20 percent short, 72 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 8 percent very short, 21 percent short, 68 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus.

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