Iowa and Minnesota led the pack in a busy corn planting week.
USDA’s April 27 Crop Progress Report shows corn made huge jumps week-over-week and is pacing ahead of the five-year average. Soybeans made a smaller jump and are also well above
Corn planting jumped from 7% last week to 27% this week, ahead of the five-year average.
Last week’s planting conditions were overwhelmingly good in many regions, but this past weekend’s cold snap and rain this week could bring new challenges.
With a new system, prior planning prevents problems
Planting is the first step in the quest to mazimize yields. As seeds hit the ground, they’re under attack from various predators.
While parts of the country continue to struggle with drought conditions, farmers in corn- and soybean-growing states are hoping for a reprieve from rainfall.