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Panhandle soil remains at normal temperatures despite cold snap

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The cold snap that hit most of the nation this week has raised concerns about how crops and ag–land may be affected.

The panhandle saw temperatures in the low single digits this week.

University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center educator, Gary Stone, says despite the cold weather, soil temperatures in the area have remained relatively normal.

But Stone says a lack of snow and harsh winds could cause problems for some.

 

"For the wheat growers, they would be the ones that would be most concerned. If they have a good snow covers there should not be any problem. But if the ground has been bare and blowing a little bit, yes, they might be worried about their winter wheat crop."

Stone says the only way to really tell what kind of an effect the winter weather had on crops is to wait until spring.

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