The USDA says as of March 31, 2% of the 2024 corn crop has been planted in the top 18 corn-growing states. This is above the five-year average of 1%.

According to today’s report, corn planting has begun in six of the 18 states:

  • Illinois: 1% planted
  • Kansas: 2% planted
  • Kentucky: 2% planted
  • Missouri: 2% planted
  • Tennessee: 2% planted
  • Texas: 57% planted

From the same week last year, only five states had started planting corn. In 2023, Kansas and Kentucky were at 1% and 2% progress, respectively. North Carolina was 1% planted by this time last year. Texas was 56% planted. Tennessee’s planting progress was at 1%.

Read more about oat, winter wheat and spring wheat progress here.