USDA Reports 26% Of Corn, 19% Of Soybeans Are Planted


U.S. soybean planting made a big jump over the past week.

The USDA says 19% of the crop is planted, compared to 9% last week and the five-year average of 11%, with generally ideal conditions in parts of the Midwest and Plains canceling out weather-related delays in other areas.

26% of corn is planted, matching the usual pace, with 6% of the crop emerged, compared to 5% on average.

28% of winter wheat is rated good to excellent, 2% above a week ago, but still historically low because of drought in the southern Plains, with 25% headed, compared to 23% on average.

12% of spring wheat is planted and 2% has emerged, both much slower than normal due to the wet, cool conditions persisting in much of the northern Plains.

15% of cotton is planted, compared to 14% typically in early May.

63% of rice is planted and 29% has emerged, both well ahead of the respective paces.

21% of sorghum is planted, compared to 22% on average.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports continue through the end of November.