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Corn and Soybean Planting Progress Hit Average Pace

After a historically slow start, corn and soybean planting progress have both reached average paces.  As of May 29, U.S. corn planting sits at 86% complete, according to USDA. That’s up from 72% planted a week ago and in line with the five-year average of 87% planted by late May.  Corn Planting Progress Now only four states are behind average in terms of corn planting pace.
“Weekend rains hit North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and some of northern Nebraska,” says Joe Vaclavik, president of Standard Grain. “I would venture to say at this point corn planting in most of North Dakota and South Dakota is effectively done. The final planting date for a good chunk of those two states was May 25.”
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