BrownfieldAgNews reports:

U.S. corn planting has fallen behind average.

That followed heavy rain last week in parts of the Midwest and Plains with the potential for more this week, in addition to a chance of severe storms.

The USDA says 36% of U.S. corn is planted, compared to 42% a year ago and the five-year average of 39%, while 12% has emerged, compared to 9% on average.

25% of U.S. soybeans have been planted, compared to 30% last year and 21% on average, with 9% emerged, compared to the usual pace of 4%.

50% of U.S. winter wheat is called good to excellent, up 1% on the week, with 43% emerged, compared to 42% normally in early May.

47% of spring wheat is planted and 12% has emerged, both faster than the respective typical rates.

23% of sorghum is planted, compared to 22% on average.

24% of cotton is planted, compared to the five-year pace of 20%.

78% of rice is planted and 60% has emerged, both well ahead of average, with 81% of the crop rated good to excellent, 10% above a year ago.

46% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, compared to 33% this time last year.

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