USDA: Corn Planting Is Officially Over


U.S. corn planting is officially over. It is unknown how many acres this actually represents, with planting historically slow because of wet weather and the USDA saying the weekly crop progress updates include not only area that has actually been planted, but also acres producers were intending to plant. The USDA is resurveying producers in 14 states, with results out in August.

As of Sunday, 94% of the U.S. corn crop has emerged, compared to the five-year average of 100%, with 56% of the crop in good to excellent condition, unchanged on the week.

92% of soybeans are planted, compared to 99% on average, and 83% of the crop has emerged, compared to 95% usually this time of year, with 57% of the crop in good to excellent shape, steady with a week ago.

97% of U.S. winter wheat has headed and 30% is harvested, compared to the typical pace of 48%, with 63% of the crop rated good to excellent, up 2%.

25% of spring wheat has headed, less than half of normal, and 75% of the crop is called good to excellent, even with the previous week.

69% of pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, up 1%.


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