Corn and soybean planting are going at a snail’s pace

In the U.S., corn growers should have about 15 percent of the crop in the ground right now, but we are at about half of that, and Mother Nature is to blame.

Most states are reporting less than five percent seeded, and growers in Minnesota have not been able to start.

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says that the “less than optimistic weather” will not let up anytime soon. “We certainly don’t see any relief on the way. In fact, we’re expecting some freezes later this week across the Great Lakes region into the northeast,” Rippey states.

Soybean growers are looking at a similar picture in the Midwest, Nebraska is the only state reporting more than one percent planted.


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