With the recent warm weather across much of the Midwest, planting is on everyone’s mind. And, farmers in a few states are making some progress.
According to USDA’s April 11 Crop Progress and Condition Ratings reports, around 3% of the U.S. corn crop are in the ground. Leading the pack is Texas, who has 55% planted. North Carolina has 17% planted, while both Tennessee and Missouri are at 10%.
The five-year average for this time period is 3%, making this year fall in with normal progress.
For cotton, 7% of the U.S.’s crop is planted, which mirrors the five-year average by this date. Arizona has 20% planted, while California is at 15% and Texas at 11%.
Sorghum planting is also keeping page, with 20% of the crop planted. Louisiana has 82% in the ground, followed by Texas at 53% and Arkansas at 39%. All three of these states are significantly ahead of the 2010 planting schedule.
What about you?
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