OMAHA (DTN) — Corn and soybean planting progress fell further behind the five-average pace last week as continued cool and wet conditions kept farmers out of their fields across large portions of the Eastern Corn Belt, Upper Midwest and Northern Plains, USDA NASS reported in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. And more precipitation in the DTN weather forecast for already-wet areas of the country this coming week could spell even more planting delays.
— Planting progress: 14% nationwide as of Sunday, May 1 — double the previous week’s 7%. Current progress is now 28 percentage points behind last year’s pace of 42% and 19 percentage points behind the five-year average of 33%.
— Planting progress: 8% nationwide as of Sunday, up 5 percentage points from the previous week. That is 14 percentage points behind last year’s 22% and 5 percentage points behind the five-year average of 13%.
— Crop condition: Nationwide, winter wheat was rated 27% good to excellent, unchanged from the previous week. The percentage of the crop rated very poor to poor increased 4 percentage points from 39% the previous week to 43% as of Sunday.
Read more from our partners at DTN/Progressive Farmer here: https://www.mydtn.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2022/05/02/crop-progress-corn-soybean-planting
Read the full Crop Progress report from USDA here: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/5712nb460/vt151p581/prog1922.pdf