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Rain still needed for farmers' crops to reach full yield potential

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Although some rainfall has helped local crops, there is still more needed for farmers to reach their yield potentials.

That's according to the USDA's latest crop report.

Federal officials say the corn crop is showing good progress in South Dakota.

Condition rated only five-percent poor and 73-percent good to excellent.

In Iowa, half of the corn crop was silking, lagging behind last year's 96 percent.

Corn condition was rated 15-percent poor, 53-percent good to excellent.

Sixty-three percent of the soybean crop was blooming, behind last year's 92-percent.

In Nebraska, all corn condition is rated 13-percent poor, and 63-percent good to excellent.

Corn silking was 81-percent complete.

Soybean conditions rated eight-percent poor 64-percent good to excellent.

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