Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas farmers have kicked off the 2023 corn planting season, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report released Monday this week. Kansas has clocked in at 1% planted, on pace with the five-year average and 1% behind the five-year average. Kentucky is at 2% planted, ahead of the 2022 and five-year pace.

Meanwhile, Texas is leading the charge with 57% of the total corn acreage in the ground, 3% ahead of the five-year average. USDA reports 2% of the U.S. corn crop is in the ground across all 18 of the top corn-growing states.

Read more on corn planting progress and acreage updates for oats and wheat here.