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Soybean and corn planting is lagging in 2017

The USDA Crop progress report shows that corn and soybean planting is below last year and the four year average.

The USDA released this week's crop progress report. The report shows that 17 percent of the corn grown in the 18 states that produced 92 percent of the 2016 corn acreage is already planted.

The report shows that 17 percent of the corn in the United States has been planted, just a percent below the four year average.  

States that are leading the pack are Texas wit 68 percent complete and North Carolina with 63 percent. Other states with over 25 percent complete are Illinois and Kentucky. Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Tennessee, Minnesota and Michigan is below the four year average. 


The USDA crop progress report shows that four percent of the corn planted has emerged. That's right on target. The four year average for this week shows that 4 percent has emerged nationwide.

Texas has 60 percent emerged, which is the only state above average. Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee is below average. 


When it comes to soybeans, the 18 states with 95 percent of the soybean acreage has six percent planted which is three percent above the average of three percent. Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas are above the four year average in their state.

Other states with less than five percent planted include: Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota and Tennessee. 


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