Corn and Soybean Planting Near Last Year's Progress
Corn planting was 16% completed, near last year's 15%, but behind the five-year average of 23%, according to Monday's crop progress report for the week ending April 28 from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Other crop and planting progress reported:
- Soybeans: 3% planted, compared with 5% last year and for the average.
- Winter wheat: Condition was rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 28% fair, 65% good, and 3% excellent.
- Sorghum: 1% planted, equal to average.
- Oats: 55% planted, behind 61% last year, and well behind the average of 84%. Emerged was 18%, behind 28% last year, and well behind the average of 56%.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 6% short, 79% adequate, and 15% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 3% short, 83% adequate, and 14% surplus.