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PLANTING PROGRESS

(Posted Mon. May 20th, 2013)

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May 20: Farmers who had delayed planting corn due to cool, wet conditions hit the fields in force last week planting enough acres to bring progress within eight points of the five-year average according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released today. As of May 19, 71 percent of projected corn acres had been planted, while only 28 percent were planted a week prior. While progress lagged behind the …

(Posted Mon. May 13th, 2013)

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May 13: As persistently cool, wet weather finally began to relent, farmers across the Corn Belt headed into their fields, more than doubling the progress made to his point, according to reports released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As of May 12, 28 percent of projected corn acres had been planted, while only 12 percent were planted a week prior. Despite the rapid progress, corn planting still lags …

(Posted Mon. Apr 15th, 2013)

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Apr. 15: A cool, wet spring has delayed planting progress across much of the country according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With only two percent of total corn acres planted by April 14, progress lags far behind this time last year, when 16 percent of U.S. corn acres were already in the ground and trails the five-year average for this point by a full …