Crop condition USDA May 18, 2020
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Started by metmike - May 18, 2020, 4:46 p.m.
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By metmike - May 18, 2020, 4:49 p.m.
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Karen Braun@kannbwx


U.S. Crop Progress expectations for May 17:

 #Corn avg planting progress is 71% (15-19 avg, the 14-18 avg is 77%).

 For #soybeans, it is 38% (41% if using 14-18). 

Spring #wheat 5yr avg is 80% (14-18 avg is 77%).


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By metmike - May 18, 2020, 4:51 p.m.
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Planting pace for U.S. #corn and #soybeans was ahead of average on Sunday, but spring #wheat is behind. 

Winter wheat conditions fell 1pt to 52% good/excellent, and heading is behind normal pace. Colorado wheat is in the worst shape at 44% poor/very poor ws 38% last week.

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By metmike - May 18, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
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@kannbwx

U.S. #corn was 80% planted as of May 17, the fastest for the date since 2015. The 5yr avg (15-19) is 71%, and the 14-18 avg is 77%, so just a bit above avg. Last year was 44%. #Soybeans were 53% planted, the 4th fastest ever. Recent 5yr avgs are 38% & 41% for the date. 

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At 20% complete, North Dakota #corn planting was the 2nd slowest on record by May 17 (slowest 15% in 2014). Avg is 60%. Ohio started slowly, but has recovered to near avg levels by Sunday at 57%, well above 8% last year. The 14-18 avg is 58%, and 15-19 is 49%.

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By metmike - May 18, 2020, 4:55 p.m.
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U.S. spring #wheat was 60% planted by May 17, below the recent 5yr avg of 80% and slightly less than last year's 63%. That's the slowest since 2014. Top state North Dakota is still the laggard at 41% complete vs 76% avg and 58% last year. Last wk was 27%. 

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By metmike - May 20, 2020, 10:16 p.m.
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Weekly crop report: #Plant20 progress continues to be ahead of normal, except for spring #wheat. 1% of additional #corn areas are now experiencing #drought conditions. #soybeans #OATT #AGwx

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