In Kentucky, 75% corn and 48% soybeans planted

Planting pace remains well ahead of the average, despite sporadic, sometimes heavy precipitation across the state. 

The corn crop is 75% planted, compared to the previous year at 61% and the 5-year average of 67% with 47% of the crop emerged.  There is some yellowing of plants in saturated fields. 

Soybeans are 48% planted compared to 38% last year and the 5-year average of 29%.  Twenty percent of the crop is emerged.  Much of the early-planted soybeans were able to survive the late frosts.

Winter wheat is 82% headed with 12% of the crop rated excellent and 67% rated good.  Twelve percent of the tobacco crop has been set and 57% of the crop is larger than 4 inches and supplies are 93% adequate.  Pasture conditions have benefited from recent rains and warmer temperatures and are rated 68% good to excellent. 

Topsoil is rated 88% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture is rated 87% adequate to surplus. 

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