The latest USDA corn planting progress update lists the nation’s corn crop as 17 percent planted compared to just 6 percent last week.  28 percent of the crop was planted last year at this time and the five-year average is 18 percent.
 
Minnesota farmers have planted 6 percent of the corn crop compared to last year’s 40 percent and the five-year average of 17 percent.
 
Iowa’s corn crop was 8 percent planted as of Sunday night.  36 percent of the crop was planted by this time last year and the five-year average is 14 percent.
 
3 percent of South Dakota’s corn crop is planted and 1 percent of North Dakota’s corn crop is in the ground.
 
34 percent of the Illinois corn crop is planted; the five-year average is 28 percent.
 
15 percent of Indiana’s corn crop has been planted compared to the five-year average of 13 percent.
 
Nebraska’s corn crop is 17 percent planted and Missouri farmers have planted 46 percent of their corn acres.
 
 
6 percent of the nation’s soybean crop has been planted compared to the five-year average of 3 percent.
 
Illinois farmers have planted 4 percent of their soybean acres and Indiana farmers have 3 percent of the crop planted.
 
 
Minnesota’s spring wheat crop is 14 percent planted and that’s behind last year’s 43 percent and the five-year average of 41 percent.
 
Minnesota’s sugarbeet crop is now 32 percent planted compared to 70 percent last year and the five-year average of 40 percent.
 
Linda 
 
 
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