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USDA Crop Progress Report: Rain Slows Planting.

USDA Released the weekly Crop Progress Report.

Some of the highlights include:

The national corn and soybean planting paces were slowed down by widespread rainfall over the past week, but both remain ahead of average.

As of Sunday, 95% of the corn crop is planted, just ahead of normal, and 84% has emerged, compared to the five year average of 79%. 74% of the crop is in good to excellent condition, unchanged from last week.

71% of soybeans are planted, a little behind last year, but slightly ahead of the average pace, and 49% has emerged.

84% of winter wheat has headed and 44% of the crop is called good to excellent, down 1% from a week ago. 91% of spring wheat has emerged, way ahead of normal, and 71% of the crop is rated good to excellent, up 2% from last week.

61% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, a 1% week to week increase.

To see the full report and the state breakdowns by crop visit

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1048

 

 


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