USDA: 4% of U.S. corn crop planted
April 12, 2021 By John Perkins Filed Under: Corn, Crops, News, USDA, Wheat
The USDA says the U.S. corn planting pace is just a little bit ahead of average.As of Sunday, 4% of the crop is planted, compared to 2% a week ago and the five-year average of 3%, with most of the overall progress in southern and southeastern portions of the growing region and while it is very early, appreciable planting is underway in parts of the Midwest.53% of winter wheat is rated good to excellent, steady on the week and down 9% on the year, with 5% of the crop headed, compared to 7% on average.11% of spring wheat is planted, compared to the usual rate of 6%.8% of cotton is planted, compared to 7% normally this time of year.23% of rice is planted, compared to 28% on average, and 13% has emerged, matching the typical pace.The USDA’s next production update is out May 12th.
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