Corn and soybean planting progress, according to USDA, is now in line with the five-year averages. This comes after a historically slow start to planting due to extreme weather conditions this spring. Corn progress is at 86% complete, up from 72% a week ago. The five-year average for corn is 87% planted in late May. North Dakota, Minnesota and Pennsylvania continue to lag behind averages by more than 10%. Approximately 61% of the corn has emerged, slightly behind the five-year average.
Most states are now pushing ahead of their five-year average for soybean planting progress. Soybeans are at 66% complete, just one percentage point lower than the five-year average. North Dakota is 47% behind, with Minnesota at 25% behind in soybean planting. For late May, the five-year average emergence is 43% for soybeans. As of the May 29th report, the U.S. soybean crop is at 39% emerged.
Read more on planting, emergence and crop conditions for corn, soybeans and wheat here.
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