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Central Valley Ag officials predict this year's harvest

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Last year's drought left many farmers struggling to fill their bins.

Late planting this year and a late dry spell in July and August had many concerned about what this year would bring.

The CEO of Central Valley Ag said the harvest should start in northeast Nebraska in about 30 days.

Because crops were planted late, the harvest is expected to run late too.

The corn is standing tall near Royal, Nebraska, and that's why some farmers are expecting better results than last year.

Water from mother nature and irrigation has made a difference.

"Crops are really looking very good. We're probably more than 50-percent irrigated around here and those crops are good to excellent, and the dry land crops are certainly much better than last year" Central Valley Ag CEO, Doug Derscheid, said.

Derscheid said at the peak of the harvest, Central Valley Ag's new hub near Royal will take about 200 semi loads of grain each day.

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