15% of the U.S. Corn Crop Is Seeded, USDA Says
DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. farmers have fallen about halfway behind their average corn planting pace at this time of the year.
In its Crop Progress Report on Monday, the USDA pegged U.S. corn planting at 15% complete, behind the 27% five-year average.
As of Sunday, Iowa farmers have 21% of that state’s corn crop planted vs. a 26% five-year average. Illinois farmers have 9% of their corn seeded, behind a 43% five-year average. Indiana farmers are now 2% complete, while Nebraska has 16% of its corn in the ground.
For soybeans, the U.S. is 3% complete on planting vs. a 6% five-year average.
In its report, the USDA pegged the U.S. spring wheat crop as 13% planted vs. a five-year average of 3%.