There was very little in the way of corn and soybean planting last week as we saw cold weather along with rain and snow to many parts of the Midwest and Northern Plains. According to USDA NASS, corn planting nationwide was up to 4% last week while soybeans were just 1% planted on the week. Corn planting was up to 2% from the prior week but 3% behind last year’s pace and 2% behind the five year average. Texas continues to lead the way in corn planting progress at 64% while many states reported no progress including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
On the soybean side the 1% planting number is 2% behind last year and slightly behind the five year average of 2% planted. Louisiana was the leader with 23% planted while Kansas and Tennessee had just 1% planted. No progress was made in states including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.
Lastly, winter wheat condition continues to slide nationwide as the crop was rate 30% good to excellent, down 2% from last week. That current rating is well below last year’s rating of 53% good to excellent.
Read the full USDA Weekly Crop Progress report here: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/0v8394612/70796c56c/prog1722.pdf