Planting of corn, soybeans, and spring wheat happened on-pace or better for the week ending April 18 when compared to the four-year average as the condition of winter wheat in the United States continued to lag behind that of the 2020 crop.
About 15% of sorghum had been planted in six selected states, which trailed the four-year average of 19%.
Meanwhile, just 53% of winter wheat in 18 selected states was rated good/excellent, the same percentage reported for the past two weeks, compared to 57% one year ago.
Ten percent of the crop was headed compared to a four-year average of 14%.
Among top winter wheat-producing states, only Montana showed an improvement in crop quality, with 63% rated good/excellent compared to 58% the week before.
To see the full USDA report for April 19, click here.