Weather conditions permitted planting to run ahead of schedule in many areas last week, but did not allow the quality of the country's winter wheat crop to improve.
The four-year averages are 3% for corn and 6% for spring wheat at this point in the season.
Meanwhile, just 53% of winter wheat in 18 selected states was rated good/excellent, compared to 53% the week before and 59% one year ago.
Five percent of the crop was headed compared to a four-year average of 7%.
Among top winter wheat-producing states, Washington had a crop rated at 74% good/excellent followed by Oklahoma (70%), Montana (58%), Kansas (55%) and Colorado (26%).
To see the full USDA report for April 12, click here.