86% of corn planted with 66% of soybeans in the ground, USDA says
The USDA released its ninth Crop Progress report Tuesday afternoon. These reports run weekly through the end of November and look at the progress and condition of various crops on a national and state-by-state scale.
As of Sunday, the report pegged corn planted at 86%, compared with 87% for the previous five-year average; 61% has emerged compared with 68% for the previous five-year average.
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As of Sunday, the report has 66% of soybeans planted, compared with 67% for the previous five-year average; 39% has emerged compared with 43% for the previous five-year average.
Spring wheat planted was reported at 73% compared with 92% for the prior five-year average; 42% has emerged compared with 69% for the previous five-year average.
Winter wheat headed came in at 72% vs. the 76% five-year average. Winter wheat condition was 29% good/excellent and 40% poor/very poor. This compares with the previous year average of 48% good/excellent and 19% poor/very poor.
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Oats planted was reported at 88% vs. the five-year average of 95%, and 71% of oats had emerged as of May 29, compared with 84% for the previous five-year average. Oat condition was 51% good/excellent and 23% poor/very poor. This compares to the previous year average of 55% good/excellent and 13% poor/very poor.
The report also indicated that nationwide, topsoil moisture is rated as 61% adequate and 14% surplus. The previous year was 58% adequate and 13% surplus.
About the report: Crop progress and condition estimates are based on survey data collected each week from early April through the end of November, according to the USDA. The non-probability crop progress and condition surveys include input from approximately 3,600 respondents whose occupations provide them opportunities to make visual observations and frequently bring them in contact with farmers in their counties. Most respondents complete the questionnaire on Friday or early Monday morning and submit them to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) field offices in their states by mail, telephone, fax, email, or through a secured internet website. A small number of reports are completed on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Regardless of when questionnaires are completed, respondents are asked to report for the entire week ending on Sunday, according to the Crop Progress Report.