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.
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%.
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%.