Soy Planting Nears One-Quarter Complete

Almost one quarter of the US soybean crop has now been planted as American producers made excellent progress in the fields this past week.

Monday’s USDA crop progress report showed national soybean planting at 24% complete as of Sunday, up 16 points from a week earlier, 3 points ahead of last year and 13 points ahead of the five-year average. Corn planting also showed strong gains, jumping 29 points on the week to 46% done.

At 41% complete as of Sunday, soybean planting in Illinois gained 23 points on the week – well ahead of 29% last year and just 14% on average. Iowa soy planting advanced a whopping 37 points from a week earlier to 43% complete, compared to 41% last year and 14% on average, while 24% of the Indiana crop was in the ground, up from 9% the previous week, 20% last year and 11% on average.

Michigan soybean planting gained 22 points on the week to 27% done, 23 points ahead of average, while Ohio planting reached 17% complete, compared to 8% week earlier, and 6% for both last year and the average. North Dakota planting was 2% done, 1 point ahead of last year and on par with the state average.

Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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