LINCOLN — Clear skies and sunshine boosted corn and soybean development in Nebraska and allowed wheat harvest to progress in southern counties.
In its weekly crop progress report Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the state saw little or no rainfall for the week that ended Sunday, and topsoil moisture supplies have declined as seasonally hot temperatures return.
Dry-land crops planted in the spring in much of the western two-thirds of the state were showing signs of stress.
Twenty percent of the crop was blooming, which is near the 21 percent average.
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