USDA's crop progress report for the week ended April 24 reported 7% of corn crops planted, less than half the 16% reported planted by this time in 2021. The 5-year average for corn planted in this week is 15%. Texas led among the top 18 corn planting states with 69% of its total corn crop planted.
About 3% of soybeans have been planted, according to the report. That's down from the 7% of soybeans the agency said had been planted at this time last year. The 5-year average for soybeans planted at this time is 5%.
Some 2% of corn has emerged as of the week ended April 24, below the 3% reported emerged in the same week last year and the 5-year average of 3%.
The report also showed 12% of cotton and 19% of sorghum have been planted so far this year.
The full report is available online.