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Iowa Records No Corn Planting Progress, USDA Says
DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. corn planting pace is noticeably behind in the top two producing states, while the early soybean pace is holding with averages.
In its Weekly Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA rated corn planting at 5% complete vs. a 14% five-year average.
Illinois, the second-largest U.S. corn-growing state, has 4% of its corn crop in the ground, compared with a 20% five-year average.
Iowa, the No. 1 corn-growing state, had no corn planted as of Sunday, compared with an 11% five-year average.
Like Iowa, Minnesota farmers have not planted any corn yet this year, compared with a 13% five-year average.
The states in red are behind their planting average for the last five years; the states in green are ahead. See more specifics for each state here.
In its report, USDA pegged the U.S. soybean crop as 2% planted vs. a 2% five-year average.
Click on the map above to see information for each state.
U.S. winter wheat crop is pegged as 31% good/excellent vs. 31% a week ago and 54% a year ago.
USDA reported that only 3% of the U.S. spring wheat has been seeded vs. a 25% five-year average.