CORN CROP PLANTING NEARS AVERAGE PACE

APRIL 2017

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(Posted Mon. Apr 24th, 2017)

Corn planting progress is nearly even with the five-year average according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 17 percent of total corn acres planted by April 23, progress fell only one percentage point short of the five-year average. Additionally, the percentage of acres of corn that has emerged was on track with the five-year average of four percent in this report which first documents this stage of progress for the season.

 

Progress surpassed the five-year average in Texas by nine percentage points. Minnesota saw the greatest lags in progress with acres planted totaling eleven percentage points lower than the five-year average.  

 

To view the full report released today, click here.