USDA says dry weather helps Nebraska farmers harvest wheat; corn crop in good shape

Nebraska farmers are making good progress in the state's wheat harvest thanks to recent dry weather.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that 79 percent of Nebraska's winter wheat crop had been harvested, which is only slightly behind the average of 83 percent.

About 74 percent of the state's corn crop remains in good or excellent condition.

The USDA says 72 percent of the soybean crop is also in good or excellent condition.