US Corn Planting Progress: Ahead of 2013, Behind Average

U.S. Corn Planting Progress
U.S. Corn Planting Progress

This week's U.S. Grains Council's Chart of the Week compares the 2014 corn planting progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released May 5, 2014, to the planting progress over the same period last year, as well as the five-year average. The report indicated that as of May 4, 2014, the 18 states that produced 91 percent of the 2013 corn crop, are 29 percent planted. These 18 states were only 11 percent planted in 2013.

Both the 2013 and 2014 planting progress reports as of May 4 are behind the five-year average planting progress for the first week of May of 42 percent of total corn acres planted. Only four states, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri, are ahead of their five-year averages.

As of a week ago, these 18 states had only planted 19 percent of their total acres. As of this week, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are all more than halfway planted. - See more at: https://www.grains.org/news/20140509/us-corn-planting-progress-ahead-2013-behind-average