Farmers Hoping For Warmer and Dryer Weather

Beatrice–Farmers across southeast Nebraska are wishing for some warmer temperatures and dry weather to kick the harvest season into full gear. Saline County Extension Educator Randy Pryor says recent rains have delayed the harvest season in the area…..

“once we get into that”      :43

Pryor expects results of the soybean harvest to vary from one area to another…..

“those yields this year”      :24

The latest figures from the U-S-D-A report that 17 percent of the corn crop in Nebraska has been harvested while 27 percent of the beans have been brought in from the fields. Sorghum harvest is about 17 percent complete.

Pryor says there was some crop damage in the area due to earlier storms…

“had a couple of years ago”    :18

Temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s are in the forecast for southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas for the next few days. Pryor says warmer and drier weather is needed to get the harvest into full swing in the area…

“slower to dry down”   “29

The forecast is calling for chances of rain thru early next week across the area.

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