Wednesday, May 26, 2021

USDA reports crop planting slowed by rain, corn emerging

(Radio Iowa) - Wet weather slowed planting last week --- while the corn and soybeans already in the ground are emerging.

The weekly USDA crop report says there were only two-point-four days suitable for fieldwork during the week. Just three percent of the corn was planted last week and it is now 97 percent complete. That is two weeks ahead of the five-year average. Three-quarters of the corn has now emerged. The report shows 89 percent of the soybean crop has been planted -- an increase of six percent during the last week. The overall soybean planting is 15 days ahead of average. More than one half of the soybeans planted have emerged.

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