86% of U.S. corn, 66% of soybeans planted

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86% of U.S. corn, 66% of soybeans planted

U.S. corn and soybean planting is close to normal after the slow start to the season. Still, delays due to wet weather persist in some areas, including northern portions of the Midwest and Plains.

The USDA says that as of Sunday, 86% of the corn crop is planted, compared to the five-year average of 87%, with 61% emerged, compared to 68% on average.

66% of soybeans are planted, compared to 67% normally in late May, with 39% emerged, compared to 43% on average.

29% of U.S. winter wheat is called good to excellent, 1% above a week ago, with 72% of the crop headed, compared to 76% on average.

73% of spring wheat is planted, compared to the five-year average of 92%, with just 42% emerged, compared to 69% on average.

68% of cotton is planted, compared to 64% typically this time of year, with 7% squaring, matching the normal pace, and 44% of the crop is in good to excellent, 1% more than a year ago.

95% of rice is planted, compared to the five-year average of 94%, with 79% emerged, compared to 81% on average, and 71% rated good to excellent, a week-to-week gain of 1%.

24% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are good to excellent, 2% higher.

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