Jen Koukol, Digital Editor

April 17, 2012

1 Min Read


Farmers around the U.S. made big progress this past week, planting another 10% of the corn crop. The overall crop is now 17% planted, 12 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 5%.

Tennessee has the most corn in the ground with 80% of its crop planted, making huge strides over last week's 46%. Illinois jumped from 17% last week to 41% of its corn crop in the field this week. Indiana made good progress, too, and now has nearly a quarter of the state's crop planted, compared to 6% a week ago.

Farmers in Wisconsin and North Dakota were finally able to get in the field over the past week, and have planted 2% and 3% of their crops, respectively. Those are still ahead of a five-year average of nothing in the ground at this date. In fact, planting progress for all corn-producing states is ahead of the five-year average, whether by a couple of percentage points, or, in the case of Tennessee, 55 percentage points.


Read the full USDA Crop Progress Report online.

About the Author(s)

Jen Koukol

Digital Editor

Jen grew up in south-central Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a degree in mass communications. She served as a communications specialist for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and was a book editor before joining the Corn & Soybean Digest staff.

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