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U.S. corn is 81% planted, USDA says

Agriculture.com Staff 05/10/2010 @ 2:43pm

USDA estimated Monday that 81% of the U.S. corn crop is planted vs. 68% a week ago and the 62% five-year average, according to its Weekly Crop Progress Report.

This week's pace falls short of some marketwatchers' expected national corn planting progress figure of 84 percent, which would tie a 2004 planting record. However, this week's planting figure is sharply ahead of 46 percent in the ground a year ago.

For soybeans, 30% of the crop is planted vs. 15% a week ago. Also, 7% of the U.S. soybeans have emerged vs. 3% a year ago.

A national planting progress figure of 40 percent was expected which would fall just shy of the 41 percent record-fast pace seen on that same date in 2000.

Spring wheat: 67% of the crop is now planted vs. 60% a week ago and the 66% five-year average. Plus, 38% of the spring wheat has emerged vs. 23% a week ago, and the 21% five-year average.

Winter wheat is estimated at 40% headed vs. 27% a week ago and the 43% five-year average.

USDA estimated Monday that 81% of the U.S. corn crop is planted vs. 68% a week ago and the 62% five-year average, according to its Weekly Crop Progress Report.

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