DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Soybean is slightly more than three-fourths planted, while the corn crop is emerging nearly 20% slower than its five-year average.
In its Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA pegged U.S. corn planting at 92% complete, behind the 100% five-year average.
The planting rate is equal to what the trade had expected. This leaves about 7.0 million acres left to be planted.
As of Sunday, Ohio farmers had 68% of state corn crop planted. a 100% five-year average. South Dakota farmers have 78% of their corn seeded, behind a 100% five-year average.
Also, 79% of the U.S. Pat. corn has emerged vs. a 97% five-year average.
In its report, the USDA pegged the corn crop as in 59% good / excellent condition, equal to a week ago.