The latest USDA planting progress report is pegging the nation’s corn crop as 81 percent planted and that’s the five-year average.
 
50 percent of the corn crop has emerged compared to the five-year average of 47 percent for this time of the year.
 
Minnesota’s corn crop is 77 percent planted, up from 40 percent last week.  The five-year average is 84 percent.  24 percent of the crop has emerged, behind the five-year average of 46 percent.
 
Iowa’s corn crop is 86 percent planted and 53 percent of the crop has emerged.
 
Illinois farmers have planted 96 percent of their corn acres, ahead of the five-year average of 87 percent.  84 percent of the crop has emerged.
 
Indiana farmers have planted 88 percent of their corn crop compared to the five-year average of 71 percent.
 
66 percent of South Dakota’s corn crop has been planted and North Dakota farmers have planted 62 percent of their corn acres.
 
56 percent of the nation’s soybean crop has been planted, up from 35 percent last week.  The five-year average is 44 percent planted for this time of the year. 
 
26 percent of the soybean crop has emerged compared to the five-year average of 15 percent.
 
48 percent of Minnesota’s soybean crop has been planted, up from 11 percent last week.  The five-year average is 56 percent planted. 3 percent of Minnesota’s soybean crop has emerged compared to the five-year average of 15 percent.
 
Iowa’s soybean crop is 58 percent planted and that’s ahead of the five-year average of 51 percent. 
 
81 percent of the Illinois soybean crop has been planted, well ahead of the five-year average of 42 percent.
 
Indiana farmers have planted 73 percent of their soybean acres and that’s ahead of the five-year average of 38 percent.
 
North Dakota’s soybean crop is 33 percent planted and South Dakota farmers have planted 24 percent of their soybean acres compared to the five-year average of 44 percent.
 
50 percent of Ohio’s soybean acres have been planted compared to the five-year average of 37 percent.
 
Minnesota’s spring wheat crop is 85 percent planted and 90 percent of Minnesota’s sugarbeet crop has been planted.
 
Have a great week!
Linda
 

 
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