LINCOLN, Neb. - A unanimous Nebraska Court of Appeals panel issued an opinion Dec. 31 affirming a judgment for a farmer who alleged that negligent fertilizer and herbicide application reduced his corn yield but reduced the award to reflect the amount owed to the applicator for the chemicals applied to the crop (Rusty's Fertilizer Inc. v. Fred Maloley, No. 13-89, Neb. App.; 2013 Neb. App. LEXIS 235).