USDA reports that U.S. corn planting showed little progress over the past week, with rain, cooler temperatures, and even snow in some areas, keeping farmers out of the fields.
As of Sunday, 6% of corn is planted, compared to 3% last week, 4% last year and the five year average of 14%.
9% of winter wheat has headed, compared to 17% on average, and 34% of the crop is rated good to excellent, unchanged on the week, but with 1% moving from good to excellent. 33% is called fair, compared to 34% a week ago, and 33% is poor to very poor, compared to 32% last week.
10% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 6% a week ago, 7% a year ago and 19% on average.
(Source – http://www.farms.com/news/usda-crop-progress-few-corn-acres-planted-75414.aspx)