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36% of U.S. corn, 25% of soybeans planted

U.S. corn planting has fallen behind average.

That followed heavy rain last week in parts of the Midwest and Plains with the potential for more this week, in addition to a chance of severe storms.

The USDA says 36% of U.S. corn is planted, compared to 42% a year ago and the five-year average of 39%, while 12% has emerged, compared to 9% on average.

25% of U.S. soybeans have been planted, compared to 30% last year and 21% on average, with 9% emerged, compared to the usual pace of 4%.

50% of U.S. winter wheat is called good to excellent, up 1% on the week, with 43% emerged, compared to 42% normally in early May.

47% of spring wheat is planted and 12% has emerged, both faster than the respective typical rates.

23% of sorghum is planted, compared to 22% on average.

24% of cotton is planted, compared to the five-year pace of 20%.

78% of rice is planted and 60% has emerged, both well ahead of average, with 81% of the crop rated good to excellent, 10% above a year ago.

46% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, compared to 33% this time last year.

The USDA’s weekly national crop progress and condition reports run through the end of November.

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