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USDA: U.S. Corn Planting Nearly Complete
DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. corn planting season in nearly over, while soybean seeding has just one quarter left to finish.
In its Weekly Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA rated corn planting at 92% complete vs. a 90% five-year average.
USDA pegged 72% of the corn crop as emerged vs. the 69% five-year average.
The U.S. corn crop is rated 79% good/excellent, higher than the trade’s expectations of 70% to 72%.
In its report, USDA pegged the U.S. soybean crop as 77% planted vs. a 62% five-year average.
USDA pegged soybean emergence at 47% vs. a 32% five-year average.
The U.S. winter wheat crop is pegged as 38% good/excellent vs. 29% a week ago.
USDA reported that 63% of the U.S. spring wheat has emerged vs. a 68% five-year average.