Farmers took advantage and the corn planting is nearly done at 98 percent. That compares to the 93 percent level last week. Eighty-eight percent of the crop has emerged — which is more than two weeks behind last year and the five-year average.
Soybean planting moved from 70 to 89 percent complete. That’s 16 days behind last year and two weeks behind the five-year average. Sixty-three percent of the soybeans have emerged, which is two weeks behind average.
Fifty-nine percent of the corn that is up is rated in good to excellent condition — while 61 percent of the beans get the same rating.