CROP PROGRESS: Corn 86%, soybeans 56% planted

Iowa corn at 96% planted, but Ohio corn at 51%.

Farmers made good progress on spring planting this past week, particularly during the weekend, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday showing 86% of the corn planted, up 11 points in a week, and soybeans at 56%, up 20 points.

USDA’s weekly progress report showed that the corn pace was down from last year’s 90% but up from the 85% average, while soybeans matched last year and were u

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