USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report - US Corn Planting Passes Halfway Mark

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA NASS' Crop Progress report on Monday was a tale of two planting situations, with row-crop planting jumping ahead of the five-year average and spring wheat planting continuing to lag behind the normal pace.

Corn planting progress jumped ahead another 24 percentage points last week to reach 51% complete as of Sunday, May 3. That was 30 percentage points ahead of last year at the same time and 12 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 39%