U.S. Coarse Grains Planting Well Ahead of Average Pace

U.S. Coarse Grains Planting

The USDA reports that as of May 6, 2012 corn planting in the 18 states accounting for 92 percent of 2011 corn acreage was at 71 percent, compared to the five year average of 47 percent.

Sorghum planting in the 11 states that make up 98 percent of the 2011 acreage was at 29 percent, compared to the five year average of 25 percent.

For barley, the five states that accounted for 71 percent of 2011 U.S. barley area had 83 percent planted, compared to the five year average of 53 percent.