Fieldwork shifted into high gear this past week, with the amount of corn planted in 18 selected states rising to 49% and soybeans to 30% after lagging significantly behind the average pace over the past five years.
Quality measurement for these two crops ordinarily begins in June.
The condition of the winter wheat crop lost ground, meanwhile, with 27% rated in either good or excellent condition.
As for spring wheat, just under 49% of the crop has been planted compared to a five-year average of 67%.
For the full USDA report for May 16 and previous weeks, click here.