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A Nebraska Senator talks about this year corn crop


Warmer temperatures and very little rain is taking a toll on Nebraska's dry land corn crops.

Nearly 90% of the Cornhusker state remains in some kind of drought.

Only about half of the crop is rated good or excellent.

That compares with 66 percent, last week.

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says during this time, it's important for everyone to help each other out during this drought.

"My hope is whether it's a Farm Service Agency, folks at the local state, local level, whatever, all of us working together can get good information to producers and help them through these very difficult times," said U.S. Senator Mike Johanns

For farmers that irrigate their corn, more than 80% of those crops are rated good or excellent.

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