U.S. corn planting advanced last week, but remained slower than usual due to cold, wet weather in some key growing areas. The USDA says that 4% of the crop is planted as of Sunday, compared to the five-year average of 6%.
1% of soybeans are planted, compared to the normal rate of 2%.
7% of winter wheat has headed, compared to 12% typically in mid-April, with 30% of the crop in good to excellent condition, 2% less than a week ago.
8% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 9% on average.
10% of the U.S. cotton crop is planted, compared to the five-year average of 9%.
22% of rice has emerged, well behind the usual pace of 36%, with 13% of the crop emerged, compared to 18% on average.
U.S. soil moisture percentages declined slightly over the past week.