For the week ending Apr. 3, corn planted in the U.S. was at 2 percent, the same level as a year ago. Texas was the only state to have a reported increase from a week prior with a 3-point increase to 54 percent, the same level from a year ago but down 1 point from the five-year average.
Winter wheat was 4 percent headed as of Apr. 3, average for early April. The crop is in very poor shape, with 36 percent reported as poor to very poor and just 30 percent in good to excellent condition. A year ago, 53 percent of winter wheat was rated good to excellent.
Planting of the spring wheat crop is just getting underway: 3 percent was planted as of Sunday, as expected. Washington state is ahead of average pace at 27 percent vs. 17 percent for the five-year average, but other top spring wheat producers are a bit behind average in planting.
U.S. corn planting progress by season
Winter wheat crop condition by season
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