The condition of Nebraska's corn and soybean crops is worsening in the drought and corn prices bounded this week to a record high.
Pastures are drying up and hay supplies are nearly out. Some farmers will be chopping down their corn stalks for silage. Extension livestock specialist Daniel Loy says that takes special equipment.
Ag officials say what corn CAN be harvested will be ready early, perhaps six weeks early. Combines will likely be running this month for a rare August start to harvest.
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