BrownfieldAgNews reports:

U.S. farmers were generally able to make solid planting progress last week, but there were delays in some areas and dry weather in the Plains is having some impact on winter wheat.

The USDA says 6% of U.S. corn is planted as of Sunday, compared to 3% a week ago and the five-year average of 5%.

3% of soybeans have been planted, compared to 1% on average.

55% of winter wheat is in good to excellent shape, 1% less than last week, but 28% more than this time last year, with 11% of the crop headed, compared to 7% normally in mid-April.

7% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 6% typically this time of year.

8% of cotton is planted, matching the five-year average.

44% of rice is planted and 18% has emerged, both faster than their respective usual paces.

14% of sorghum is planted, compared to 16% on average.

The USDA’s weekly national crop progress and condition reports run through the end of November.