The U.S. corn crop was 62 percent planted as of May 13, just about even with the five-year average. Top-producing states made major progress last week: Iowa’s crop was 65 percent planted, a gain of 25 points week over week; Illinois had 90 percent of its crop in the ground, 20 points ahead of its five-year pace; Nebraska’s progress increased 30 points to 72 percent; and Minnesota went from 9 percent to 40 percent in one week. About 28 percent of the U.S. crop was emerged.
Soybean planting has been speedy. Now four weeks into planting season, the U.S. soybean crop was 35 percent planted, up 20 points from the previous week and 9 points ahead of the five-year average. About 10 percent of the crop was emerged.
Soybean planting progress, by season
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