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Crop Progress Photos: May 22, 2017

  • Corn in Shelby, Ohio

    “Another week of on-and-off rainstorms has many farmers itching to finish up planting and replanting,” says Morgan Vogt (Instagram: @morgan_vogt99).

    Ohio farmers bumped up corn planting 24% in the past week and now have 73% of the state’s corn crop planted as of Sunday, the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report says. As for emergence, 41% of Ohio corn has popped above the soil surface so far.

  • Corn in Monroe City, Missouri

    “Corn has all come up and we have some beans in the ground,” says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17). “Beans have yet to emerge with all the rain we got last week (2.5 inches).”

    In Missouri, 93% of the corn crop is planted and 79% is emerged already, according to the USDA. Since last week, Missouri’s corn emergence rate jumped up 18%.

  • Soybeans Near Northfield, Minnesota

    “The first photo is of soybeans planted on May 5, compared with a May 11 plant date in the second photo. Temperatures have been cool, with highs in the upper 40s and lows in the 30s. We've had 4.7 inches of rain since May 15, with little to no sunshine,” says Carol Peterson. “Soybeans planted on May 11 are just starting to poke through the ground, but are yellow and without leaves.”

    The USDA says 72% of Minnesota soybeans are now planted, which is 25% more than last week. The state’s bean crop is 16% emerged as of this point.

  • Corn in Daviess County, Indiana

    “Couldn’t ask for better looking corn so far,” says Ethan Clarke (Instagram: @the_ethan_clarke). “I’m thankful to farm higher, hilly ground this year!”

    In Indiana, 76% of the state’s corn crop is planted, which the USDA says is 20% higher than last week. Indiana corn jumped up in emergence, too, and is now 45% emerged.

  • Corn in Irving, Illinois

    “Corn is looking much better after some warmer temperatures and a few more showers,” says Luke Tuetken (Instagram: @tuek32). “We had to replant around 300 acres. Rain this weekend has held us up from starting bean planting.”

    Illinois farmers have 89% of the state’s corn crop already planted, the USDA says. In the past week, the Illinois corn emergence rate jumped up 20% and is now at 67% emergence.

  • Soybeans in Morse Bluff, Nebraska

    “3.5 inches of rain fell in the past week,” says Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik). “We’ve got lots of standing water in the fields.” That being said, Mensik and his family have 90% of their soybeans planted at this point. 

    In Nebraska, 52% of the state’s soybean crop is planted while 13% is already emerged, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report.

  • Corn Near Northfield, Minnesota

    “Monday brought storms and pea-sized hail. No damage to the the corn, as it was a short-lived storm. Rain continued all week with cool and cloudy days, and even cooler nights with lows in the 30s,” says Carol Peterson. “The second picture was taken on Sunday, May 21 after a total of 4.7 inches of rain. Ponds in fields are not uncommon and the corn is beginning to yellow. Fields are very saturated. More rain is expected in the upcoming week.”

    Minnesota’s corn crop is 94% planted and 59% emerged, according to the USDA.

  • Corn in Morse Bluff, Nebraska

    Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik) says 3.5 inches of rain fell in the past week. “There’s lots of standing water in the fields, but planting progress is at 90% for corn for us,” he says.

    Nebraska farmers have 87% of the state’s corn crop planted while 52% is already emerged, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report. 

  • Corn in Maxwell, Iowa

    “It’s been a challenging early growing season with short windows to get things done,” says Rhonda Birchmier. “We need some heat and less rain for a couple weeks.”

    In Iowa, 92% of the corn crop is planted already. The USDA says 59% of Iowa corn is already emerged.

Check out our weekly crop development slideshow featuring pictures from fields across the Midwest. This week, the USDA says 84% of the U.S. corn crop is planted and 54% is emerged. For soybeans, 53% of the U.S. crop is planted while 19% is emerged already.

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