LINCOLN — Nebraska farmers continued to struggle last week to get grain crops planted, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

- Corn was at 97 percent, compared to 100 percent at this time last year and 99 percent for the five-year average.

- Soybeans were at 79 percent, compared to 97 percent last year and 94 percent on average.

- Sorghum was 54 percent planted, compared to 90 percent last year and 85 percent on average.

Other crop reports included:

- Corn — Rated 77 percent good to excellent, 19 percent fair and 4 percent poor or very poor, with 80 percent emerged, compared to 96 percent last year and 95 percent on average.

- Soybeans — 55 percent emerged, compared to 91 percent last year and 80 percent on average.

- Winter wheat — Rated 69 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 7 percent poor or very poor, with 69 percent headed, compared to 86 percent last year and 89 percent on average.

- Pasture and range — Rated 87 percent good to excellent, 12 percent fair and 1 percent poor.

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