According to the most recent USDA Crop Progress report, 80% of corn in the U.S. was planted as of the week ended May 17, nearly double the 44% planted this time last year. This also exceeded the five year average of 71% of corn planted. Iowa led the charge with 96% of its corn planted, followed by Minnesota and North Carolina, each with 95% of their corn planted.
A reported 43% of corn was emerged as of the week ended May 17, more than double the 16% emerged this time last year and slightly above the five year average of 40%. The state with the most reported emerged corn was North Carolina at 87%, followed by Texas at 81%.
A total of 53% of soybeans were planted, more than double the 16% reported planted in the same week in 2019 and exceeding the 38% five year average. Iowa reported 86% of its soybeans planted, followed by Nebraska with 78% of its soybeans planted.
USDA reported 18% of soybeans emerged as of the week ended May 17, more than four times the 4% reported emerged this time last year. This also surpassed the 12% emerged five year average. Louisiana reported the most soybeans emerged at 55%, followed by Mississippi with 41% of its soybeans emerged.
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