April’s last Crop Progress report highlights that corn planting officially began in all 18 top-growing states. Twenty-seven percent of the corn crop has already been planted versus the five-year average of 22%.

However, over 100 tornadoes were reported over the weekend leaving a wide path of destruction across parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. On April 27, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen issued an emergency declaration for Douglas, Lancaster and Washington counties. The associated widespread rain from the adverse weather will also slow planting progress.

Despite confirmed tornadoes in the Blacklands and flooding in the Southern Low Plains, North East Texas and the Upper Coast, Texas leads the nation with 71% of the corn crop in the ground.

Read more on the progress of spring corn planting here.