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USDA Crop Progress Report: 71% Corn Planted.

From USDA News            www.USDA.gov

The USDA released the weekly Crop Progress Report today and it showed farmers had an excellent week for planting operations.

U.S. corn and soybean planting caught up last week as producers took advantage of the improvement in weather.

As of Sunday, the USDA says 71% of corn is planted, a little bit behind last year, but slightly ahead of the five year average. 31% of the crop has emerged, compared to 36% typically this time of year.

32% of soybeans are planted, just behind 2016, but in-line with the national average. 8% of soybeans have emerged, compared to 9% normally.

51% of winter wheat is in good to excellent shape, down 2% on the week, with 32% called fair, and 17% rated poor to very poor. 63% of winter wheat has headed, compared to 57% on average.

78% of spring wheat is planted, compared to the usual pace of 73%, and 40% has emerged, compared to 44% on average.

62% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, 1% less than last week.

For the full USDA report and to see the state by state breakdowns, click the following link

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/CropProg/CropProg-05-15-2017.pdf