22% of US corn, 12% of soybeans grown
US corn and soybean production lagged again last week. That was due to wetter, cooler-than-normal weather in some key growing areas, but forecasts for most of the Midwest have warmer, drier conditions this week, which should help planting pick up steam.
According to the USDA, as of Sunday, 22% of U.S. corn was planted, compared to the five-year average of 50%, with 5% emerging compared to an average of 15%.
12% of the soybeans are planted compared to 24% typically in early May, with 3% having emerged compared to an average of 4%.
29% of US winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, up 2% from a week ago, with 33% of the crop being topped, compared to the usual 40% rate.
27% of spring wheat was planted in the northern US plains due to wet, cold conditions, compared to 47% typically at this time of year, with 9% sprout compared to the five-year average of 15%.
24% of this year’s cotton crop is grown, which is normal pace.
66% of the rice is planted compared to 67% normally at this time of year, with 37% having emerged compared to 49% on average.
The USDA’s next round of production estimates will be released Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Eastern/11 Central.
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