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∑ 95% of Corn Is Planted and Crop Conditions Are Off to Better Start Than 2020
∑ USDA Releases Strong Corn Good/Excellent Rating
95% of Corn Is Planted and Crop Conditions Are Off to Better Start Than 2020
By Tyne Morgan, AgWeb
June 1, 2021
Even with rains hitting areas of the Plains and Corn Belt last week, U.S. corn planting progressed to 95% complete, a five-point bump in a week and three percentage points ahead of last year's pace.
The latest USDA Crop Progress Report showed 10 out of 18 states have corn planting progress at 95% or better, with North Carolina farmers already wrapped up with this yearís planting season. Both South Dakota and Tennessee are tied in progress, sitting at 98% complete.
USDA also showed 81% of the nationís corn crop is popping out of the ground, which was a 17-point jump in a week, with more than three-quarters of the crop considered good to excellent. USDA debuted the crop condition ratings for the first time this year, showing 76% of the corn in good to excellent shape. That compares to 74% the same time last year and the 70% rating expected by the trade.
85% of the corn crop in Illinois is rated in the top two categories...
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USDA Releases Strong Corn Good/Excellent Rating
Corn Planting is Nearly Over
By Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming
Agriculture.com - 6/1/2021
U.S. farmers nearly wrap up corn planting, while the soybean crop goes into the ground a lot faster than average.
Emergence of both crops remains ahead of five-year averages by 10%, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report.
As of Sunday, the U.S. had 95% of the corn crop planted, above an 87% five-year average and equal to the tradeís expectations.
Of the total U.S. corn planted, 81% of it has emerged, above the 70% five-year average.
In its report, the USDA pegged the U.S. corn good/excellent rating at 76...
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