While rain pours in parts of the Midwest farmers in southern states are moving right along with corn and cotton planting. This week put Texas ahead of planting average while other states are just getting started.
Texas farmers have planted 45% of their corn acres, with 14% emerged. Cotton is coming in a little lower at only 3% planted. Winter wheat is doing well in the Lone Star State, too, with 72% rated fair to good and 5% excellent.
While Oklahoma isn’t reporting corn planting just yet, 47% of winter wheat is jointing. Overall 79% of wheat is fair to good with 2% excellent.
In Kansas winter wheat is 73% fair to good and 2% excellent. Farmers recently started planting corn, with 2% of expected acres planted.
Across much of the U.S. farmers are planting or will be soon. Twitter is abuzz with planting stories—check out a few here.