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USDA Crop Progress

12 May 2014

USDA Crop Progress - 12 May 2014USDA Crop Progress - 12 May 2014

USDA Crop Production Report

USDA’s Crop Progress report shows the top 18 corn-growing states are now 59 per cent planted, jumping 30 percentage points from last week. This puts the planted corn one per cent higher than the 5-year average of 58 per cent planted and well ahead of the same week last year, which was at 26 per cent planted. The three “I” states – Iowa, Indiana and Illinois – each made significant progress jumping 35 to 45 percentage points.

Corn emerged is at 18 per cent, up 11 percentage points over last week. This is still under the 5-year average of 25 per cent emerged. The southern states of Texas, Tennessee, N. Carolina and Missouri are all over 50 per cent emerged. Kentucky, Kansas and Illinois all saw significant progress and now sit in the 30+ per cent emerged.

Soybeans planted sits at 20 per cent, up from last week’s 5 per cent planted but in-line with the 5-year average of 21 per cent planted.

Cotton planted also made a jump to 30 per cent, up over 16 percent last week and just under the 5-year average of 34 per cent planted.

This week winter wheat condition slipped to 58 percent fair, good, or excellent, which is under last week's at 62 percent fair, good, or excellent.


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