USDA Weekly Crop Progress Corn Planting Jumps to Near-Average Pace; Soybean Planting Ahead of Normal

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. corn planting jumped to a near-normal pace while national soybean planting was ahead of the five-year average in USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday afternoon.

USDA estimated 17% of the nation's corn crop was planted as of Sunday, just 1 percentage point behind the five-year average of 18%, though well behind 28% at the same time last year. Corn emergence, on the other hand, was equal to both last year and the average of 4%.