Corn planting progress and emergence are within one percentage point of the five-year average according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 84 percent of total corn acres planted and 54 percent emerged by May 21, progress fell only one percentage point short of the five-year average in both categories. Notably, the percentage of acres planted at this point equaled progress in 2016 while the percentage of acres emerged trailed by four percentage points.
Progress surpassed the five-year average furthest in North Dakota, with planted acres nine percentage points over the five-year average. Kansas saw the greatest lags in progress with acres planted totaling 16 percentage points lower than the five-year average.
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