(WASHINGTON D.C.)- Both corn and soybean planting nationwide has continued to advance ahead of the five year average despite wet and cold weather last week.
According to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report, corn is now 14% planted as of Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 with soybeans at 9% planted nationwide. Both totals are ahead of the five year averages of 11% and 4% respectively.
Iowa is 10% planted for corn and 5% planted for soybeans. Illinois is 18% planted for corn and 15% planted for soybeans. The Dakotas and Minnesota continue to lag behind on corn and soybean planting; not surprising given the heavy snowpack and slow melting pace. Both North Dakota and South Dakota have not planted any corn or soybeans yet while Minnesota is only 1% planted for corn.
Spring wheat planting nationwide is lagging behind the five year average as we are only 5% planted as of Sunday. South Dakota is 4% planted, North Dakota at 1% and Minnesota has not planted any spring wheat yet. Montana is just 5% planted while Idaho and Washington lead the way on spring wheat planting.
Also, winter wheat condition dropped one point to just 26% good to excellent this week nationwide. Kansas shows 62% of its crop in poor to very poor condition.
Read the full report here: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j