The latest crop progress report from USDA/NASS shows that corn and soybean planting remains well behind the normal pace across the U.S. corn belt, particularly across the eastern Midwest.
The state of Ohio is facing the most extreme delays, with only 50% of the corn crop and 32% of the soybean crop planted as of June 9, compared to 5-year averages of 96% and 89%, respectively.
The forecast for the next 10 days does not provide much hope for remaining corn and soybean planting progress, with the southern and eastern Midwest expected to see rainfall on 7 of the next 10 days.
“The situation is particularly unfavorable in Ohio, where corn and soybean planting is furthest behind and wet weather is expected on 8 of the next 10 days. As a result, large declines in acreage will occur, particularly for the corn crop,” said Kyle Tapley, Senior Agricultural Meteorologist for Maxar.
In addition to the wet weather, cool temperatures are also expected across the Midwest over the next 10 days. “Widespread below normal temperatures will lead to slow germination and early growth of the corn and soybean crops that have been planted, pushing the development of the crops even further behind schedule,” said Tapley.
Maxar’s Weather Desk team of meteorologists will continue to monitor changing weather conditions and its impact on crop production across the corn belt and other major growing areas around the world.
Maxar’s Weather Desk 10 Day Precipitation Percent of Normal Forecast
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