As of June 9, 95% of the U.S. corn crop is in the ground and 85% of it has emerged, according to yesterday’s USDA Crop Progress report. The planted acreage as of June 9 compares with 100% last year at this time and the 98% average over the past 5 years.
The ag agency also reported that 63% of the corn crop is in “good” or “excellent” condition, which is about the same as the previous week and only slightly behind last year’s 66%. The corn crop is now 85% emerged, slightly behind the average pace over the last 5 years of 92%. This is 7% behind, a slight improvement from 8% last week.
The soybean crop was 48% emerged as of June 9, which is 19% behind the average pace over the last 5 years (67%), compared to 18% behind last week.