Lack of precipitation continues to dog Nebraska, according to the USDA's January update of agricultural conditions.
Most of Nebraska received less than a quarter of an inch of moisture in January, which added to the ongoing worries about spring planting. The entire state has been in drought since late July.
Some Nebraska highlights of the monthly report :
— Topsoil moisture: Mostly short to very short
— Winter wheat: Mostly fair to poor; 8 percent in good shape, none in excellent.
— Cattle: Mostly in good condition, first calves of the season have been born; cattle are feeding mostly on corn stalks and bean stubble.
— Hay and forage supply: More than half considered short to very short; 46 percent considered adequate.