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Farm Journal Pulse: 66% of Corn Planted

May 5, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
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See which areas of the country have the most corn planted.

Farm Journal Pulse


According to more than 1,500 farmers, 66% of this year’s corn crop is in the ground, as of May 2.
That figure is just slightly above USDA’s April 29 report of 53% planted. According to USDA, the five-year average for percent planted by this week is 27%.


This week’s Farm Journal Pulse, a text message poll of farmers and ranchers, asked: What percentage of your corn is planted?
Here are the results:
  • 0%: 9%
  • 1-25%: 14%
  • 26-50%: 12%
  • 51-75%: 12%
  • 76-99%: 14%
  • 100%: 39%


See the Results

See which parts of the country are the most planted with our interactive Farm Journal Pulse map.
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Add Your Vote

You're invited to be part of the heartbeat of our new national producer panel that speaks up and speaks out. Participating is as easy as answering two quick poll questions per month via text message from your mobile phone.
By partnering with Commodity Update, the leading provider of agricultural information to mobile phones, Farm Journal sends you the question via a text message on the first and third Wednesday of each month.


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