U.S. Corn Planting Progress

Corn planting progress sitting at 46% planted. That corn planting progress a little ahead of the 5 year average but keep in mind, the 5-year average includes some extreme slow years contributing the slow 5-year planting.

This chart is exactly the same data as the previous slide but shows it from a different perspective. This chart shows weekly planting progress, not cumulative but what we planted each week. Two weeks ago we planted 9% of the crop, below the 14% average. USDA reported yesterday that last week we planted 29% of the U.S. corn crop. That’s the best single week we’ve had any week over the past 5 years. IA planted 49% of its crop last week. As of right now, we’re in the heart or peak of our planting.