USDA Reports 14% Of U.S. Corn, 8% Of Soybeans Planted


Wet weather continues to stymie corn and soybean planting in much of the Corn Belt.

The USDA says 14% of U.S. corn is planted as of Sunday, compared to the five-year average of 33%, with 3% of the crop emerged, compared to 6% on average.

8% of soybeans have been planted, compared to 13% normally in early May.

27% of winter wheat is rated good to excellent, unchanged on the week, with 23% of the crop headed, compared to the usual rate of 29%.

Spring wheat planting is also being impacted by the weather, with just 19% of the crop in the ground, compared to 28% on average, with 5% of emerged, compared to 7% normally this time of year.

16% of cotton is planted, compared to the typical pace of 15%.

45% of rice is planted, compared to the five-year average of 56%, with 24% emerged, compared to 38% on average.

The USDA’s next set of crop production projections is out on the 12th.