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Corn 86% Planted; Over Half of Soybeans in the Ground

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Corn 86% Planted; Over Half of Soybeans in the Ground


Today’s USDA Crop Progress Report showed nice numbers for most states in regard to planted and emerged corn and soybean acreage. Corn planting is 86% complete, compared to a five-year average of 95%. The soybean crop is 51% planted, 20 points behind the 71% five-year average.

Corn is over 80% planted in two-thirds of the major corn-planting states. Those states furthest behind are Pennsylvania (61% complete) and Ohio, where only 19% of the crop has been planted compared to a five-year average of 93%.

The corn crop continues to emerge in all states and has popped up in all corn-producing states. The Iowa crop is 90% emerged, Missouri corn is 86% out of the ground and North Carolina has 96% of their corn crop now out of the soil. Ohio lags behind the furthest at only 9% emerged, and North Dakota’s corn crop is 30% emerged.

The corn crop condition is 63% good/excellent. Last year’s condition at this time was 76% good/excellent. Only 6% of the crop is rated very poor/poor.

Soybean planting has continued to progress. Wisconsin made good progress in the last week going from 25% planted to 50%. Minnesota is more than half planted at 53%, compared to last week’s 38%. Louisiana and Mississippi continue to lead the soybean-planting pack with 90% and 89% of the crop planted, respectively.

Of the soybeans that are planted, about 27% of the crop has emerged. Last week saw no beans above ground in North Dakota or Wisconsin, but both states now have beans emerging at 1% and 12%, respectively. Soybeans in Iowa and Nebraska made the biggest leaps in emergence in the last week. Iowa jumped from 21% emerged to 52% this week. Nebraska soybeans were 20% emerged last week and now 43% of the crop is popping out of the ground. Overall soybean emergence is 27%, compared to a five-year average of 39%.

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