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CORN PLANTING SURGED AHEAD DESPITE PRODUCERS LOSING A FEW DAYS IN THE FIELDS TO HEAVY RAINS.
 
ONLY ABOUT THREE DAYS WERE SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK THIS PAST WEEK…BUT STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSNER SAYS PLANTING IS MOVING ALONG.
 
 
13 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN PLANTED…AHEAD OF THE SIX PERCENT FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. THREE PERCENT OF SORGHUM AND 94 PERCENT OF OATS ARE NOW IN THE GROUND AND 67 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT HAS HEADED. 
 
 
AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE INCREASED TO 42 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 58 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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