U.S. corn planting 36% behind normal
U.S. corn planting remains well behind normal as wet
The latest crop progress report from USDA says 30 percent
is planted, compared to the five-year average of 66 percent.
Corn emergence, at 10 percent, is nearly 20 percent behind
The pace of soybean planting remains at a near standstill,
only moving three percentage points in the past week to 9 percent done.
Improved weather in the Upper Midwest did allow for spring
wheat to jump from 22 to 45 percent in the last week, still 25 percent behind
the typical pace.
Forty-two percent of U.S. winter wheat had headed, 54
percent is normal. And 64 percent is
rated good to excellent, steady with last week.