U.S. corn farmers doubled the amount of corn in the ground during the past week. According to this week’s USDA Crop Progress and Condition Rating reports, 40% of the U.S. corn crop is planted. As of May 1, only 13% was planted. The five-year average for this time of the year is 59% planted.
Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota and Ohio are the furthest behind in corn planting. None of the states have reached the 10% planted mark.
Corn emergence is way behind schedule. Currently only 7% of the crop has emerged, which compares to the five-year average of 21% and last year’s 36%.
This week marked the first soybean planting progress report. As of this week, 7% of the soybean crop is in the ground. Last year, 28% of the crop was planted and the five-year average for this date is 17%.
Louisiana is leading the soybean race with 67% planted; the next closest is Mississippi with 42% planted.
Other Crop Reports
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