USDA reports corn planting tops five-year average

In Missouri, the planting average was up by 50 percent over the five-year average. | File photo

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report at the end of May that concluded corn planting has surpassed the five-year average. 

Thirty percent of corn acres were planted by April 24; this is 14 percent over the five-year average and 10 percent ahead of last year. 

In Missouri, the planting average was up by 50 percent over the five-year average. Iowa and Minnesota both planted more than 30 percent over the five-year average, with Texas the only state in the report which was behind the five-year average. 

While planting ran far ahead of the five-year average, the percentage of the corn crop emerged surpassed the five-year average by only 1 percent. 

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