BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The USDA says warm, dry weather in most of the Midwest allowed farmers to make good corn and soybean planting progress last week.

As of Sunday, 92% of U.S. corn is planted, compared to the five-year average of 84%, with 72% of the crop emerged, compared to 63% on average. The first corn rating of the year has 69% of the crop in good to excellent condition, 4% less than the first rating for 2022.

83% of soybeans are planted, compared to 65% on average, and 56% have emerged, compared to the typical rate of 40%.

34% of winter wheat is called good to excellent, 4% higher, with 35% in poor to very poor shape, 5% lower, while 72% of the crop has headed, compared to 73% on average.

85% of spring wheat is planted and 57% has emerged, both slightly behind their respective usual paces.

60% of cotton is planted, compared to the five-year average of 62%, and 3% is squaring, compared to 6% on average.

72% of rice is rated good to excellent, down 1% on the week, and 95% is planted with 83% emerged, both faster than normal for this time of year.

42% of sorghum is planted, compared to 41% on average.

43% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, 6% above the previous week.

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