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Huge Jump in Planting Progress Last Week

(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

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