Early winter wheat planting is advancing well across the US, with progress comfortably ahead of the five-year average.
Monday’s USDA crop progress report showed nationwide planting of the 2022 winter wheat crop 12% complete as of Sunday, up from 5% the previous week and 4 points ahead of the average. Going into the report, most traders and analysts were expecting the report to show planting between 9% band 14% done. Last year at this time, 9% of the crop was in the ground.
In the No. 1 production state of Kansas, planting was 4% done, versus 2% last year and 4% on average, while Oklahoma planting was 8% complete, 3 points ahead of last year and the average.
Planting of the Soft Red crop in Michigan was 4% finished as of Sunday, 1 point ahead of last year and 2 points ahead of average. Ohio planting was 1% done, versus 1% last year and 0% on average.
Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.
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