65% U.S. corn, 49% soybeans planted

Despite rain in some key growing states, farmers were still able to make solid planting progress this past week.  There is more rain in the forecast in parts of the US for the upcoming week.

The USDA says 65% of U.S. corn is planted, compared to 49% a week ago, and the five-year average of 59%, with 30% emerged, compared to 25% on average.

49% of soybeans are planted as of Sunday, compared to 35% last week and 36% on average, with 20% emerged, compared to 11% typically in mid-May.

29% of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition, steady with last week, and 49% has headed, compared to 48% on average.

40% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 57% normally this time of year due to wet weather in the northern Plains, with 13% emerged, compared to 23% on average.

35% of cotton is planted, compared to the five-year average of 36%.

83% of rice is planted and 65% has emerged, both well ahead of their average pace.  70% of the crop is rated good to excellent. 

28% of sorghum has been planted, on par with the 5-year average.

34% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, a slight improvement from last week’s rating.

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