NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Heavy rainfall during the summer in Lincoln County has delayed the corn harvest for 2018. The heavy rain has forced farmers to wait later in the year to pick corn.
North Platte farmer Mick Margritz talked says the wet summer affects the harvest. Margritz said, "The wet weather has definitely slowed it down. I know that there's a lot of corn that is still wet, too wet to harvest. And so, things have been a little slower this year. Beans usually go first and then corn. This year there's been corn picked before beans so it's been kind of crazy this year."
Farmers are harvesting between 240 to 270 bushels an acre. They say its better than usual because some crops were damaged by hail.
Corn prices are lower this year, but farmers will tell you it's been that way for the past couple of years. Farmers say it's because they are harvesting lots of corm and there is a global surplus supply.