USDA Crop Progress: Corn Planting Still Behind.

May 05, 2014

USDA Crop Progress Report

Some Highlights:

Cold, wet weather causes U.S. corn planting to be behind the five year average pace.

As of Sunday, 29% of corn is planted, compared to 11% a year ago and the five year average of 42%, with the most noticeable delays in the north central and eastern Midwest. 7% of corn has emerged, compared to 3% last year and 13% on average.

Soybeans are 5% planted, compared to 2% a year ago and 11% on average.

31% of winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, down 2% on the week, while 38% is rated poor to very poor, a jump of 4% from last week. 29% has headed, compared to 19% a year ago and 35% on average.

26% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 21% last year and 41% on average, while 7% has headed, compared to 5% a year ago and 17% on average.

39% of pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, compared to 32% this time last year.

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