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USDA: PLANTING WELL AHEAD OF NORMAL, 67% OF CORN, 42% OF SOYBEANS IN THE GROUND
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

U.S. corn and soybean planting and emergence this year continue to move faster than in most recent years.

The USDA says 67% of U.S. corn is planted as of Sunday, compared to the five-year average of 52%, while 20% has emerged, compared to 19% on average.

42% of soybeans are planted, compared to the usual rate of 22%, and 10% has emerged, compared to 4% on average.

49% of winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, up 1% on the week, but down 4% from this time last year, and 38% has headed, compared to 46% typically in early May.

70% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 51% on average, and 22% has emerged, compared to the normal pace of 20%.

25% of cotton is planted, compared to 26% on average.

74% of rice is planted, compared to the five-year average of 71%, and 52% has emerged, compared to 53% normally.

24% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, 2% higher than last week, but half of this time last year.

The USDA's next set of supply, demand, and production numbers is out Wednesday at Noon Eastern/11 Central.


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