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Corn and soybeans: So far, so good

The crop progress report shows 63% of the corn planted is in good condition.

The first corn condition report was released May 29. It shows 79 of all the nation’s corn is in good and excellent condition. That’s better than in 2017 when 65% of all the corn was in good and excellent condition.

In Wisconsin, 90% of the corn is rated as good and excellent condition. Other states such as Minnesota is reporting 86% in good or excellent; 83% in Illinois; Iowa is reporting 82%; 78% in Indiana and 70% in Missouri.

Corn planted

Illinois and Missouri farmers are reporting they are finished with corn planting. According to the crop progress report, it shows 92% of the nation’s corn crop is in the ground. That’s two percent more than the four-year average of 90%. Last week, the report showed 81% of the corn crop had been planted.

Other states in the Midwest nearing the finish line include Iowa at 96%; Indiana at 95%; Minnesota and 93% and South Dakota at 91%.

Some states in the Midwest still trying to catch up are Ohio with 82% complete and Wisconsin with 81% finished. Meanwhile, Michigan is reporting only 64% and Pennsylvania farmers say 59% of the corn is planted.

Corn emerged

The crop progress report shows 72% of the corn planted has emerged across the nation. That’s up 3% from the four-year average of 69%. Last week, only 50% of the corn crop had emerged.

Missouri farmers say 91% of their corn has emerged, Illinois is reporting 89%; Nebraska and Indiana report 8%; and 77% of the corn has emerged in Iowa.

Meanwhile, some other states in the Midwest continue to lag, since planting was delayed. Minnesota and Ohio farmers say 66% of the corn crop has emerged. Wisconsin reports 48% and Michigan producers say about 40% has emerged. Only 34% has popped up in North Dakota and 32% in Pennsylvania.

Soybeans planted

As of May 27, the crop progress report shows 77% of the nation’s soybeans have been planted. That’s up from the four-year average of 62%. Last year, the nation had 65% of the crop planted at this time.

Illinois is eyeing the finish line with producers reporting 90% of the soybean planting complete. Indiana and Nebraska are reporting 87% complete. Iowa farmers say 81% and 80% of the crop is in the ground in Minnesota.

Meanwhile, some states in the Midwest are struggling to get soybeans in the ground.  Michigan farmers say only 45% of the crop has been planted there. South Dakota producers say 61% of the soybean planting is finished followed by Wisconsin at 63% and Ohio stands at 67% complete.


Soybeans emerged

The soybean crop is ahead in of where it was last year at this time. The crop progress report shows 47% of the soybean crop has emerged. That’s up 15% from the fou- year average of 32%. Last week, only about a quarter of the crop had emerged.

Illinois is leading the way with 75% of the soybean crop emerging. Indiana producers say 63% of the crop has emerged; Nebraska farmers say 53% has emerged; Missouri reports 52%; and Iowa reports 44%.

Some states that had fallen behind in the Midwest include Minnesota at 29%; Michigan with 26%; Wisconsin at 25%; North Dakota reports 20% and South Dakota says 16% of the crop has emerged.




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