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Siouxland's relatively dry weather is beginning to take a toll on crops

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Siouxland's relatively dry weather is beginning to take a toll on crops in the area according to the USDA's latest crop report.

Nebraska's crop conditions declined due to above normal temperatures and limited rainfall.

Corn conditions are rated 7 percent poor and 71 percent good to excellent.

Soybean conditions are rated 7 percent poor and 70 percent good to excellent.

Thirty-nine percent of the crop was blooming, behind 60 percent last year but near the 40 percent average.

In Iowa the dry weather was good for putting up hay and applying herbicides, but crops are beginning to need additional moisture.

Corn condition was rated 13 percent poor and 57 percent good to excellent.

Soybeans were rated 12 percent poor and 58 percent good to excellent.

In South Dakota the corn condition is rated 5 percent poor and 75 percent is good to excellent.

Soybean blooming was 36 percent, behind last year's 70 percent and the 41 percent average.

Condition is rated 5 percent poor and 71 percent good to excellent.

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