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Corn Planting Almost Halfway Done; Soybeans 35% Planted

(WASHINGTON D.C.)– Even with the active weather pattern and wet conditions in many areas of the country, farmers were able to make substantial progress in corn planting this week according to the latest Crop Progress Report from USDA.

According to the report, corn planting jumped 13 points to now stand at 49% complete as of Sunday. That number however is 11 points behind last year’s pace of 60% and behind the five year average of 54%. Also, 23% of corn had emerged as of Sunday.

Soybeans stayed just ahead of the average pace with 35% planted as of Sunday. That is just one point ahead of the five year average and 10 points behind last year’s pace. Both North and South Dakota are slow going for soybean planting at just 7% and 17% respectively as of Sunday. Also, 16% of soybeans had emerged as of Sunday.

Spring wheat planting is 61% complete as of Sunday, which 26 points ahead of last year and 13 points ahead of the five year average. North Dakota and Minnesota are both well ahead of their five year averages at 49% and 71% planted respectively. Also, 25% of spring wheat had emerged as of Sunday.

Lastly, 57% of winter wheat was headed as of Sunday and 50% of the crop was in good to excellent condition. 18% of the crop was rated poor to very poor.

Read the full crop progress report here: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j

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