Planting progress made with corn, soybeans


Corn and soybean planting both saw positive growth in the most recent USDA data released Monday.

As of Sunday, 67 percent of the U.S. corn has been planted, more than double the 28 percent mark at this time a year ago. It is also up from the five-year average of 56 percent.

Minnesota, Texas, Iowa and Kentucky have all planted more than 80 percent of its corn, with Iowa having over 90 percent planted.

Also, 24 percent of the corn has emerged, compared to 22 percent a year ago.

As for soybeans, 38 percent have been planted compared to 8 percent last year. The five-year average is 23 percent. The emergence of 7 percent is also ahead of pace.

Additionally, 53 percent of the winter wheat, 42 percent of spring wheat, 32 percent of cotton and 70 percent of rice have been planted.