Tuesday, May 4, 2021

USDA crop report indicates planting zoomed ahead last week

(Radio Iowa) - Dry conditions allowed farmers to spend a lot of time on the tractor last week.

The new USDA crop report shows nearly half of the state corn crop was planted in the last week -- taking the percentage from 20% to 69% completed. The fast pace now puts the corn planting nine days ahead of the five-year average. There were plenty of beans in planters as well. The percentage of soybeans planted moved from 6% to 43% percent in the last week. The bean planting is now 12 days ahead of normal.

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