51% of U.S. corn, 23% of soybeans planted
U.S. corn planting progress has passed the halfway mark. The USDA says 51% of the crop is planted as of Sunday, compared to the five-year average of 39%, while 8% has emerged, compared to 10% on average.
23% of soybeans are planted, more than double the usual pace of 11%
55% of winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, up 1% on the week, with 32% of the crop emerged, compared to 38% on average.
29% of spring wheat is planted and 6% has emerged, both slower than normal.
18% of cotton is planted, just ahead of average, while 49% of expected rice acreage is planted and 32% has emerged, behind their respective averages.
22% of sorghum is planted, compared to 26% normally this time of year.
49% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are rated good to excellent, 11% less than a year ago.
The USDA’s next round of production estimates is out on the 12th.