94% of U.S. corn, 78% of soybeans planted

The USDA says this year’s corn crop is nearly fully planted. How many acres that actually represents is questionable with widespread planting delays in some key growing areas, along with flooding in parts of the region potentially impacted planted area.

As of Sunday, 94% of U.S. corn is planted, compared to the five-year average of 92%, with 78% emerged, compared to 81% on average, and 73% of the crop in good to excellent condition, up 1% from the first rating of 2021.

78% of soybeans are planted, compared to the normal rate of 79%, with 56% emerged, compared to 59% on average.

 79% of winter wheat has headed, compared to 84% typically this time of year, with 5% harvested, compared to 6% on average, and 30% rated good to excellent, 1% higher than a week ago.

82% of spring wheat is planted, compared to the five-year average of 97%, and 55% have emerged, compared to usual pace of 83%.

84% of cotton has been planted, compared to 76% on average, with 11% squaring, compared to 10% typically in early June, and 48% of the crop in good to excellent shape, 4% less than last week.

89% of rice is emerged, matching the five-year average and 72% of the crop is called good to excellent, 1% above a week ago.

28% of pastures and rangelands are reported as good to excellent, 4% more than the week before.

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