U.S. corn and soybean planting and development remain ahead of average.
Recent weather in most of the Midwest and Plains has been generally favorable but parts of the region could see a drier pattern into early June, potentially causing some stress in those areas.
The USDA says 81% of U.S. corn is planted, compared to the five-year average of 75%, and 52% has emerged, compared to 45% on average.
66% of U.S. soybeans are planted as of Sunday, compared to 52% normally in late May, and 36% has emerged, compared to 24% on average.
31% of winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, 2% more than a week ago following rain in parts of the Plains, and 61% has headed, matching the usual rate.
64% of spring wheat is planted and 32% has emerged, both slower than normal, because of wet, cool conditions in parts of the northern Plains.
45% of cotton is planted, compared to 50% on average.
90% of rice is planted and 76% has emerged, both faster than the respective five-year averages, with 73% of the crop called good to excellent, 3% above last week.
33% of sorghum is planted, in-line with the average pace.
37% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, 3% higher than the prior week.
The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition numbers will run through the end of November.