Planting had been 6 days ahead of last year, but the slowdown last week now has farmers just one day ahead of last year at this time. The overall planting is still 8 days ahead of the 5-year average. The report finds farmers in north-central and central Iowa making the most headway, with more than three-quarters of their corn crop in the ground.
Soybean planting showed up on the report this week, with seven percent of that crop planted. That’s five days ahead of the 5-year average.