USDA Crop Progress - Corn Planting Speeds Up, But Still Lags Average Pace

May 1, 2018

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn planting progress jumped 12 percentage points last week thanks to warmer, drier weather across much of the Midwest, but was still well behind the average pace as of Sunday, April 29, according to USDA National Ag Statistics Service's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday.

 

NASS estimated that 17% of corn was planted as of Sunday, up from 5% the previous week but 15 percentage points behind last year's pace of 32% and 10 percentage points behind the five-year average of 27%.