Ninety-eight percent of the corn crop has been planted, just barely ahead of the 97% average pace. Of the corn that's been planted, 90% has emerged. All corn has been planted and emerged in Missouri, and all other corn-producing states have at least 90% of the crop planted. Only three states have less than 80% of the planted crop emerged, including: Michigan (73% emerged), Ohio (75%) and Pennsylvania (72%).
Corn crop conditions improved slightly over last week, and are just slightly ahead of conditions a year go at this time. The overall crop is in 75% good/excellent condition (72% last week and 74% a year ago). The best corn so far is in Wisconsin where 86% of the crop is in good/excellent condition.
Soybean planting across the major producing states continues to make progress, jumping 10 points over the past week to 83% planted overall on June 5. This is 6 points ahead of the five-year average, and 6 points ahead of last year's planting pace. Emergence rates jumped 20 points in the past seven days to 65% of the soybean crop emerged now. Soybean emergence rates in the Upper Midwest are well ahead of average, particularly in Wisconsin (74% vs. 48% average), Minnesota (85% vs. 57%) and North Dakota (75% vs. 39%).
The overall soybean condition is ahead of last year's condition by 3 points, with 72% of the overall crop in good/excellent condition. The best-condition soybeans are in Wisconsin where 82% of the crop is in good/excellent condition. Only 1% of the overall soybean crop across the major-producing states is in very poor condition.