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U.S. CORN PLANTING REMAINS SLOW, 6% OF THE CROP IS IN
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

USDA reports that U.S. corn planting made a modest advance over the past week, with rain, cooler temperatures, and even snow in some areas, keeping farmers out of the fields.

As of Sunday, 6% of corn is planted, compared to 3% last week, 4% last year and the five year average of 14%.

9% of winter wheat has headed, compared to 17% on average, and 34% of the crop is rated good to excellent, unchanged on the week, but with 1% moving from good to excellent. 33% is called fair, compared to 34% a week ago, and 33% is poor to very poor, compared to 32% last week.

10% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 6% a week ago, 7% a year ago and 19% on average.


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