Corn, Soybean Planting Falls Slightly Behind 2020

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Corn, Soybean Planting Falls Slightly Behind 2020

For the week ending May 2, 2021, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 23% short, 68% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11% very short, 26% short, 62% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 42%, behind 55% last year, but ahead of 36% for the five-year average. Emerged was 2%, behind 8% last year and near 5% average.

Soybeans planted was 20%, behind 29% last year, but ahead of 12% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 6% very poor, 12% poor, 40% fair, 39% good and 3% excellent.

Sorghum planted was 1%, behind 6% last year and near 2% average.

Oats planted was 92%, ahead of 86% last year and 80% average. Emerged was 73%, well ahead of 53% last year and 50% average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 6% very poor, 16% poor, 37% fair, 37% good and 4% excellent.