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Crop Progress Photos: May 30, 2017

  • Soybeans in Monroe City, Missouri

    “The beans are coming along and we will hopefully get a good-sized chunk in the ground this week with mostly dry weather in the forecast,” says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17). 

    Missouri farmers have 54% of the state’s soybean crop planted already. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 34% of Missouri soybeans are already emerged. 

  • Corn in Irving, Illinois

    “Our second round of corn is looking good,” says Luke Tuetken (Instagram: @tuek32) who was forced to replant about 300 acres.

    Illinois farmers have 93% of the corn crop planted and 80% is already emerged according to the latest Crop Progress report. Only 52% of the state’s crop is rated good to excellent, while 33% is fair and 15% is in poor to very poor condition. 

  • Corn in Roberts County, South Dakota

    “Our early planted corn needs some heat,” says Jason Frerichs. “I’m thankful for a nice planting season in Roberts County.”

    In South Dakota, 95% of the state’s corn crop is planted and 74% is already emerged. The latest Crop Progress report says 67% of the state’s corn is in good to excellent condition, 27% is rated fair, and 6% is in poor to very poor condition. 

  • Soybeans in Morse Bluff, Nebraska

    “The rain finally slowed down and field work has resumed. Soybean planting will be done tomorrow,” says Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik). “These crops have received 7.55 inches of rain since planting.”

    Nebraska farmers are 3% the state’s 5-year average planting rate and have 76% of Nebraska soybeans planted. Bean emergence is only at 35%, which is 9% behind the state’s 5-year average rate according to the USDA.

  • Corn Near Northfield, Minnesota

    “After a few days of warmer, drier weather, we were able to start spraying the earlier planted corn,” says Carol Peterson. “The corn is still showing some yellow color, but seems to be recovering nicely with the increased sunshine we’ve been getting. The majority of our corn is up, but there may be some small areas to replant after the heavy rain last week.”

    Minnesota farmers have 96% of the state’s corn crop planted and 81% of that is already emerged. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 68% of the state’s crop is rated good to excellent, 29% is fair, and 3% is considered to be in poor condition. 

  • Corn in Warren County, Iowa

    “We’re having issues with emergence,” says farmer Bobby Fraser. “All the rain crusted over the top layer. We’re going to cultivate a bunch.”

    Farmers in Iowa have 97% of the state’s corn crop planted while 82% is already emerged. The latest Crop Progress report rates 73% of Iowa corn as good to excellent, 24% as fair, and 3% as poor to very poor. 

  • Soybeans Near Northfield, Minnesota

    “Soybeans were planted right before the rain and cool stretch of weather last week are having a hard time breaking through the soil,” says Carol Peterson. “We have used a rotary hoe on certain fields that have heavier clay soils. Some of the cotyledons are breaking as they push through the hard ground, but the majority of plants look like they will make it.”

    In Minnesota, farmers are planting faster than the state’s 5-year average speed as they already have 81% of Minnesota beans planted. The USDA says 39% of the state’s crop is emerged as of Sunday.

  • Corn in Morse Bluff, Nebraska

    “The rain finally slowed down and field work has resumed. Corn planting will be done by next weekend hopefully,” Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik). “These crops have received 7.55 inches of rain since planting.”

    In Nebraska, 95% of corn is planted and 76% is already emerged. As for quality, the USDA rates 4% of Nebraska corn as poor to very poor, 20% fair, and 76% good to excellent. 

  • Corn in Nickerson, Kansas

    “The corn is all sprayed and getting ready to be sidedressed,” says Geoffrey Burgess (Instagram: @geoffreyburgess). “ Milo and soybeans are going in this week and the wheat is starting to turn color. It's going to be a busy week!”

    Kansas corn is 82% planted and 64% emerged, according to the latest Crop Progress report. Only 55% of Kansas corn is rated as good to excellent, while 35% is considered fair and 10% is considered to be in poor to very poor condition. 

  • Soybeans in Roberts County, South Dakota

    “The soybeans are off to a great start,” says Jason Frerichs. “A few of our fields have areas that are still too wet, but we are almost finished with planting.”

    South Dakota soybeans are being planted faster than the state’s 5-year average planting rate of 70%. As of Sunday, the USDA says 72% of the state’s beans are planted and 30% are already emerged.

  • Corn Near Rutland, North Dakota

    “This spring has been nearly perfect for seeding and planting,” Joe Breker says. “We’ve had a few nice rains to get all of the recently planted crops up and growing.”

    North Dakota farmers have 94% of the state’s corn planted and 66% is already emerged. Quality-wise, 66% of North Dakota corn is rated good toe excellent, 30% is rated fair, and 4% is considered to be in poor condition by the USDA.

  • Soybeans in Daviess County, Indiana

    “I’ve been touching up a few fields this week that are finally back above water,” says Ethan Clarke (Instagram: @the_ethan_clarke).

    As of Sunday, the USDA reports that only 54% of Indiana soybeans are planted, which is well behind the state’s 5-year average planting pace of 71% planted at this point in the season. As for emergence, 32% of Indiana soybeans are poking through.

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