USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (April 19): Winter Wheat Improvement Stagnates as Planting of Corn, Soybeans Plows Ahead

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.

According to today's U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress Report, 8% of corn and 3% of soybeans had been planted in 18 selected states and 19% of spring wheat in six selected states.

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.

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