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Nation's Corn Planting Progress Approaches 90 Percent
USAgNet - 05/28/2020

Corn planting is nearing completion in the 18 major corn producing states with many areas now showing better than 90 percent complete. Overall, the latest USDA national crop progress report indicates 88 percent has been planted, an 8 percent increase from last week and slightly ahead of the 5-year average of 82 percent.

Nebraska and Iowa farmers have planted 97 percent of their corn crop while Illinois farmers have 89 percent planted.

Sixty-four percent of the corn crop has emerged, and 70 percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

In the 18 major soybean states, 65 percent has been planted, which is 10 points ahead of the 5-year average.

Cotton farmers have planted 53 percent of their crop, right at the 5-year average.

In the six major grain sorghum states 39 percent has been planted, one point ahead of the average.

With combines starting to roll through the winter wheat crop in southern Texas, 54 percent of the national winter wheat crop is rated 54 percent in the good to excellent category this week, a 2-point improvement from last week.

Oklahoma continues to lead the way for regional winter wheat conditions as 60 percent Is rated good to excellent this week, a 7-point improvement from last week.

The nation's pasture and range conditions have deteriorated this week as 50 percent is rated good to excellent, a three percent drop from last week as the drought is impacting conditions in the west.

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