Midwest growers push to get crops planted

Farmers in the Corn Belt took advantage of better weather and made enormous progress last week in planting corn and soybeans. Iowa’s planted corn acreage rose from 14 percent to 57 percent as reported in the May 16 crop progress bulletin, while Illinois went [...]

Soybean planting gets underway in Illinois, Iowa

Planting of 2022/23 soybeans remained behind average pace as of Apr. 24 due to a slow start in Illinois and Iowa, which were both just 1 percent planted vs. their five-year averages of 8 percent and 3 percent. Indiana soybean plantings had yet to [...]

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