A largely dry week last week helped farmers get a lot of corn and soybean planted, according to Monday’s USDA-NASS Crop Progress report. Corn planting was 80% as of Sunday, slightly ahead of the average pace but just below what the trade expected. Emergence sits at 41%, a 20% jump from the previous week, about 5% ahead of the average pace. Soybean progress is faster; as of Sunday, USDA said 61% of the crop is in the ground, up almost 20% from the previous week and 10% ahead of last year’s pace at this time. Soybean emergence sits at 20%, also up 10% from the previous week and 8% ahead of the average pace. Spring wheat planting sits at 85% as of Sunday, well ahead of the normal pace as well, while winter wheat heading passed the halfway point at 53% in Monday’s report as crop quality declined just 1% from the previous week. See more of the data and see reports from the field around the country.