On this week’s crop progress report, we saw a big jump in spring wheat planting progress in the Northern Plains as nationwide corn and soybean planting is getting closer to completion. Corn is 86% planted nationwide, up from last week’s 72% nationwide. Corn emergence is up to 61% from last week’s 39% nationwide. Iowa is 94% done with corn planting, Nebraska at 95%, Minnesota jumps to 82% from 60% last week, South Dakota is at 86% and North Dakota is at 56% planted (up from 20% last week). Illinois and Indiana are 89% and 81% done.
Nationwide, soybeans are 66% planted, up from 50% last week. Illinois, Indiana and Iowa are 75%, 70% and 85% planted respectively. Minnesota soybean planting is now 55% complete, up from 32% last week. South Dakota is 61% planted, up from 34% last week. Meanwhile, North Dakota did take a jump but the state is still well behind average. Soybean planting went up to 23% this week from last week’s 7% but is well off the five year average of 70%.
Nationwide both corn and soybean planting is just one percentage point off the five year average.
Last week, we saw a big jump in spring wheat planting up to 73% nationwide from last week’s 49% nationwide. Both North Dakota and Minnesota saw big jumps last week with North Dakota now 59% planted and Minnesota at 53% planted. That is up from last week’s 27% and 11% respectively for North Dakota and Minnesota. South Dakota spring wheat planting is now 97% complete.
Winter wheat condition nationwide stands at 29% good to excellent this week, up from 28% last week.
Sunflowers are now 21% planted nationwide with North Dakota 22% complete and South Dakota now 23% complete. Sugarbeets are now 75% planted nationwide with North Dakota’s crop 60% planted and Minnesota at 65% complete.
View this week’s full Crop Progress Report from USDA NASS here: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/9880wx12j/g445dm00n/prog2322.pdf