94% of corn in the ground with soybeans at 78%, USDA says
The USDA released its 10th Crop Progress report Monday 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 94%, compared with 92% for the previous five-year average; 78% has emerged compared with 81% for the previous five-year average.
The condition of the corn crop was rated 73% good/excellent and 4% poor/very poor. This compares with the previous-year average of 72% good/excellent and 5% poor/very poor.
As of Sunday, the report has 78% of soybeans planted, compared with 79% for the previous five-year average; 56% has emerged compared with 59% for the previous five-year average.
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Spring wheat planted was reported at 82% compared with 97% for the prior five-year average; 55% has emerged compared with 83% for the previous five-year average.
Winter wheat headed came in at 79% vs. the 84% five-year average. Winter wheat condition was 30% good/excellent and 40% poor/very poor. This compares with the previous-year average of 50% good/excellent and 18% poor/very poor.
Oats planted was reported at 94% vs. the five-year average of 97%, and 80% of oats had emerged as of June 5, compared with 91% for the previous five-year average. Oat condition was 55% good/excellent and 22% poor/very poor. This compares to the previous-year average of 46% good/excellent and 18% poor/very poor.
The report also indicated that nationwide, topsoil moisture is rated as 63% adequate and 12% surplus. The previous year was 56% adequate and 10% 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.