Just 59% of U.S. corn rated good to excellent

Growers in the eastern Corn Belt made progress last week, but
the national planting pace remains well behind normal.

U.S. corn planting advanced to 92 percent, with nearly 20
percent jumps in Indiana and Ohio.

Corn emergence went from 62 to nearly 80 percent.

The condition of the U.S. corn crop is poorer than normal,
with just 59 percent rated good to excellent. 
The five-year average is 78 percent.

Soybean planting is 77 percent complete as of Sunday,
compared to 93 percent on average. 

The winter wheat harvest moved from four to eight percent complete in the last week.  Sixty-four percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.