Pulse Poll: 4 of 10 Farmers Already Done Planting

Pulse Poll: 4 of 10 Farmers Already Done Planting

Before widespread rainfall this weekend thwarted some planting plans, progress was barreling full speed ahead. And even the rains couldn’t keep farmers from staying ahead of the five-year average. According to the latest USDA crop progress estimates, 75% of corn had been planted as of 5/10. The 2010-2014 average is 57%.

Meantime, Farm Journal Pulse asked a slightly different question – what percentage of your crop has been planted? That wording allows for a slightly different data set, especially looking at the percentage of farmers who say they haven’t even started – and those who say they’re already through.

Some analysis between the 2015 Pulse results and 2012-14 add additional confirmation that this spring’s planting season is off to a faster start than compared to the past few years. Respondents said 68% of the corn crop had been planted as of 5/6, with 44% of farmers saying they had completely finished planting corn acres by that date.

Here’s a snapshot look of how farmers responded from 2012-15.





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