(WASHINGTON D.C.)- Farmers had ample time and a big window last week to get a lot of fieldwork done across the country.
Corn planting advanced to 49% complete as of Sunday, May 7th while soybean planting nationwide now stands at 35% done. Iowa and Illinois continue to lead the pack in terms of planting progress with Iowa corn and soybean planting 70% and 49% completed respectively while Illinois is 73% and 66% complete respectively.
Spring wheat continues to lag behind the five year average with just 24% planted nationwide as of Sunday, May 7th. The Northern Plains continue to see delays in planting of spring wheat, corn and soybeans.
Read the full report here: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j