April 9, 2012
All but two states have put some corn in the ground according to the April 9, 2012, USDA Crop Progress report. A 7% overall planting completion rate is 5 percentage points ahead of the five-year average and is up 4 points from last week alone.
Texas has just over half of its corn crop in the ground, and Tennessee isn't far behind at 46% planted. Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and Illinois all made big jumps from last week, sitting at 32%, 23%, 25% and 17% completed, respectively.
Getting on the map are Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Most of those states have planted 1% or 2% of the corn crop, with Kansas getting 6% of its crop in over the last week.
North Dakota and Wisconsin haven't planted any corn as of yet, which is on par with the five-year average, as well as last year.
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