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Crop progress: Corn is between 57% good and 28% fair

USDA report shows Wisconsin is falling the furthest behind.

The majority of corn planted so far this spring is reported as being in good or fair condition.


The USDA crop progress report shows that 57% of corn is in good condition and 28% is in fair condition. In 2016, the corn was rated as 60% in good condition.

Indiana has the lowest quality so far, with 37% of the corn in good condition and 40% fair condition. Ohio also has more corn in fair condition than good condition (39% vs 43).


Corn planting remains right on track for end of May. The crop report shows that 91% of the nation’s corn has been planted. That’s down 2% from the four year average of 93%.

States still behind the average are Wisconsin with only 77% planted and Pennsylvania with 75% complete. Other states just over the 80% mark are Michigan, Kansas, Ohio and Indiana.

Regarding growing corn, the crop report shows 73% emerged compared to the four-year average of 75%.

Wisconsin and Michigan have less than 50% corn emerged. Wisconsin has 47% emerged and Michigan has 43%.

Midwest states leading the way with corn emergence are Iowa at 82%, Minnesota with 81% and Illinois with 80%.

Indiana (60%), North Dakota, (66%), Ohio (62%) and Kansas (64%) are slow to emerge so far.


Farmers have 67% of the soybean crop planted so far this year, down 1% from the four-year average.

States running behind include Wisconsin with only 45% planted compared to the four-year average of 66%; Illinois with 62% planted compared to 71% average; and Indiana with 54% planted versus a 71% average.

Soybean emergence is currently running 37% of the soybeans planted, down 3% from the four-year average.

Wisconsin is the furthest behind with only 12% of the soybeans planted emerging. That’s down from the 31% average.

Other states showing they are behind the four-year average include Illinois with only 38% emerged compared to the average of 47%; Indiana with 32% emerged compared to 44%; Michigan with only 20% emerged compared to 37% average; and Iowa with only 39% emerging compared the average of 43%.


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