Comparing the 1995/96 & the 2019/20 corn crops

Planting of the 1995/96 crop was the slowest in decades—until the 2019/20 new crop saw even slower planting. The 1995/96 crop was 77 percent planted by Jun. 2, while the 2019/20 crop was only 67 percent planted, a 10-point difference. Aside from planting progress [...]

Corn crop progress stays at record low, soybeans slow too

U.S. corn rose only 9 points from last week to 58 percent planted as of May 26. Current pace remains the slowest on record at 32 points behind the five-year average of 90 percent planted by this time. In Iowa, the corn crop was [...]