67% of U.S. corn, 38% of soybeans planted


67% of U.S. corn, 38% of soybeans planted

The USDA says corn and soybean planting both made solid advances last week. That was despite more rain in parts of the Midwest and Plains and colder than normal temperatures in some key U.S. growing areas.

As of Sunday, 67% of U.S. corn is planted, compared to 28% a year ago and the five-year average of 56%, and 24% has emerged, compared to 22% on average.

38% of U.S. soybeans are planted, compared to 8% last year and 23% on average, with emergence at 7%, just ahead of normal.

53% of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent shape, down 2% on the week following freezing conditions in parts of the Plains, while 44% of the crop is headed, compared to 50% typically this time of year.

42% of spring wheat is planted, compared to the usual pace of 63% because of delays in the northern U.S. Plains, with 16% of the crop emerged, compared to 29% on average.

32% of the cotton crop is planted, compared to 27% on average.

70% of rice is planted, compared to 75% on average, with 43% of the crop emerged, compared to 57% normally in early May.

28% of sorghum is planted, compared to 30% on average.

48% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, 1% less than last week.

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