US corn crop at 12% planted with soybeans at 8%

Mark Milam


HOUSTON (ICIS)–US corn plantings are now 12% completed with soybeans at 8%, according to the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) weekly crop progress report.

While some areas continue to see wet weather, the current pace of the corn crop is equal to the 12% achieved in 2023 and ahead of the five-year average of 10% completed.

Texas remains in the lead with 68% of its crop finished, followed by North Carolina at 51%.

There is now 3% of the crop emerged, which is ahead of the 2% rate of last year and the five-year average of 2%.

Soybeans have reached 8% completed, with the current progress equal to the 8% achieved in 2023 and above the five-year average of 4%.

The top state for plantings is Arkansas with 43% of their soybeans done, with Louisiana close behind with 42% of its crop planted.

For the other key crops, the USDA said cotton was now at 11% planted, with sorghum at 17% and spring wheat up to 15% completed.


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