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Corn Planting Pace Remains Well Ahead of Average at 17% Complete

April 17, 2012
By: Meghan Pedersen, Pro Farmer Associate Editor
 
 



Released April 17, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Corn Planted - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Colorado ........:     3           1           5           3     
Illinois ........:     8          17          41           6     
Indiana .........:     2           6          24           2     
Iowa ............:     1           1           5           3     
Kansas ..........:    14           6          18           9     
Kentucky ........:    11          32          59          14     
Michigan ........:     -           3           5           1     
Minnesota .......:     -           1           7           2     
Missouri ........:    21          23          39          15     
Nebraska ........:     2           1           4           1     
North Carolina ..:    29          25          54          36     
North Dakota ....:     -           -           3           -     
Ohio ............:     -           2          10           1     
Pennsylvania ....:     -           2           5           2     
South Dakota ....:     -           2           4           1     
Tennessee .......:    17          46          80          25     
Texas ...........:    56          52          54          59     
Wisconsin .......:     -           -           2           -     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     5           7          17           5     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Cotton Planted - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:     1           4           6           2     
Arizona .........:    24          25          38          29     
Arkansas ........:     1           1           7           2     
California ......:    29           5          10          46     
Georgia .........:     2           6           9           1     
Kansas ..........:     -           -           -           -     
Louisiana .......:    22           5          18          10     
Mississippi .....:     1           -           5           3     
Missouri ........:     -           -           4           1     
North Carolina ..:     1           1           3           -     
Oklahoma ........:     -           -           -           -     
South Carolina ..:     -           -           6           1     
Tennessee .......:     -           -           -           -     
Texas ...........:    12          15          18          13     
Virginia ........:     6           -           3           2     
                 :                                               
15 States .......:     8           9          13           9     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Sorghum Planted - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    43          58          78          30     
Colorado ........:     -           -           -           -     
Illinois ........:     -           -           1           -     
Kansas ..........:     -           -           -           -     
Louisiana .......:    88          54          63          50     
Missouri ........:     1           1           1           1     
Nebraska ........:     -           -           -           -     
New Mexico ......:     2           -           1           2     
Oklahoma ........:     -           -           2           2     
South Dakota ....:     -           -           -           -     
Texas ...........:    54          46          52          55     
                 :                                               
11 States .......:    19          16          18          18     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Sugarbeets Planted - Selected States
[These 4 States planted 84% of the 2011 sugarbeet acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    13         (NA)         75          44     
Michigan ........:     9         (NA)         98          31     
Minnesota .......:     -         (NA)         24           2     
North Dakota ....:     -         (NA)         13           3     
                 :                                               
4 States ........:     4         (NA)         41          14     
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-     Represents zero.                                           
(NA)  Not available.                                             

Rice Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    31          49          75          26     
California ......:     -           -           -           2     
Louisiana .......:    77          51          68          67     
Mississippi .....:    26          36          60          22     
Missouri ........:     6          47          71          10     
Texas ...........:    84          35          65          71     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    33          37          56          29     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Rice Emerged - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:     7          11          30           6     
California ......:     -           -           -           -     
Louisiana .......:    52          12          50          39     
Mississippi .....:    10          12          35           6     
Missouri ........:     1           5          28           1     
Texas ...........:    65          15          40          50     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    16           9          27          13     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Oats Planted - Selected States
[These 9 States planted 62% of the 2011 oat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Iowa ............:     57          75          87          40    
Minnesota .......:      3          49          77          14    
Nebraska ........:     52          50          77          48    
North Dakota ....:      -          12          24           1    
Ohio ............:     11          42          60          25    
Pennsylvania ....:      3          59          78          27    
South Dakota ....:      7          50          80          12    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100         100    
Wisconsin .......:      8          26          48          16    
                 :                                               
9 States ........:     44          62          76          48    
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Oats Emerged - Selected States
[These 9 States planted 62% of the 2011 oat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Iowa ............:      8          23          45           6    
Minnesota .......:      -           4          19           1    
Nebraska ........:      5          15          35          10    
North Dakota ....:      -           -           3           -    
Ohio ............:      1           6          21           3    
Pennsylvania ....:      -          22          42           4    
South Dakota ....:      -          16          43           1    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100         100    
Wisconsin .......:      -           -          10           2    
                 :                                               
9 States ........:     36          41          51          37    
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Winter Wheat Headed - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    40         (NA)         93          27     
California ......:    66         (NA)         65          75     
Colorado ........:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Idaho ...........:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Illinois ........:     -         (NA)         40           -     
Indiana .........:     -         (NA)          9           -     
Kansas ..........:     1         (NA)         19           -     
Michigan ........:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Missouri ........:     1         (NA)         52           1     
Montana .........:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Nebraska ........:     -         (NA)          -           -     
North Carolina ..:    16         (NA)         76          12     
Ohio ............:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Oklahoma ........:    32         (NA)         72          17     
Oregon ..........:     -         (NA)          -           -     
South Dakota ....:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Texas ...........:    30         (NA)         51          25     
Washington ......:     -         (NA)          -           -     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    11         (NA)         29           8     
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-     Represents zero.                                           
(NA)  Not available.                                             

Winter Wheat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending April 15, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     2           8          40          40          10     
California .....:     -           -          20          45          35     
Colorado .......:     5          13          40          38           4     
Idaho ..........:     -           1          12          75          12     
Illinois .......:     1           2          20          52          25     
Indiana ........:     1           2          18          62          17     
Kansas .........:     2           5          24          53          16     
Michigan .......:     1           6          26          54          13     
Missouri .......:     -           4          25          53          18     
Montana ........:     2           9          32          52           5     
Nebraska .......:     -           5          32          54           9     
North Carolina .:     -           1          16          65          18     
Ohio ...........:     5          13          36          35          11     
Oklahoma .......:     1           3          19          52          25     
Oregon .........:     -           8          23          53          16     
South Dakota ...:     -          15          27          48          10     
Texas ..........:    16          16          30          28          10     
Washington .....:     -           1          10          77          12     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     4           7          25          50          14     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     3           7          29          47          14     
Previous year ..:    17          21          26          30           6     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Spring Wheat Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    30          19          48          35     
Minnesota .......:     -          25          56           6     
Montana .........:     2          11          23           8     
North Dakota ....:     -          17          27           2     
South Dakota ....:     7          52          83          13     
Washington ......:    37          23          30          49     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     5          21          37           9     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Spring Wheat Emerged - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:     7         (NA)         15          10     
Minnesota .......:     -         (NA)          8           -     
Montana .........:     -         (NA)          2           -     
North Dakota ....:     -         (NA)          5           -     
South Dakota ....:     -         (NA)         48           1     
Washington ......:     4         (NA)         14          17     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     1         (NA)         10           1     
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-     Represents zero.                                           
(NA)  Not available.                                             

Barley Planted - Selected States
[These 5 States planted 71% of the 2011 barley acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    30          20          43          31     
Minnesota .......:     1          18          35           7     
Montana .........:     5          18          39          13     
North Dakota ....:     -           7          17           1     
Washington ......:    18           5           6          37     
                 :                                               
5 States ........:    12          15          33          17     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Barley Emerged - Selected States
[These 5 States planted 71% of the 2011 barley acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 15, : April 8,  : April 15, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:     7         (NA)         12           9     
Minnesota .......:     -         (NA)          8           -     
Montana .........:     -         (NA)          2           -     
North Dakota ....:     -         (NA)          1           -     
Washington ......:     1         (NA)          -          11     
                 :                                               
5 States ........:     2         (NA)          5           3     
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-     Represents zero.                                           
(NA)  Not available.                                             

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