USDA will release their weekly Crop Progress report Tuesday, following the Memorial Day holiday. A new poll from Reuters shows analysts expect 2019 to remain the slowest corn-planting season on record.
The average trade estimate is 63% of the nation’s corn was planted as of May 26. Last week’s report showed just 49% of the corn was planted. Trade guesses ranged from 59% to 68%. With wet weather plaguing the Corn Belt most of last week, some analysts say there’s no way farmers will meet the current slowest planting pace of 67% planted this week, a record set in 1995.
POLL: U.S. Crop Progress, May 26— Karen Braun (@kannbwx) May 28, 2019
The 5-year average for #corn planting is 90% (same with spring #wheat). For #soybeans, the average is 66%.
If analysts are correct, 2019 will stay the slowest on record for corn. The top three slowest are 1995-67%, 1983-73%, 1993-79%. #plant19 pic.twitter.com/4yuyeXW495
Prior to the report release, farmers took to Twitter to share photos of wet fields.
Everyone keeps saying that if it will just stop raining for a few days that we will get this crop planted. Maybe some of it, but I still don't think folks know the full extent of this flooding. #plant19 pic.twitter.com/rKQflWTVcV— Casey Kimbrell (@CBKimbrell) May 28, 2019
Current status pic.twitter.com/d7oJ39WWaG— Noggle Farms (@Noggle_Farms) May 27, 2019
No caption needed pic.twitter.com/BIRhYJHrDP— Derek Billeter (@BilleterDerek) May 28, 2019
I’ve downgraded planting condition to slightly tacky pic.twitter.com/NQOLzPLFiZ— Bean Counter (@boilerseedguy) May 27, 2019
Day #8 underwater pic.twitter.com/d5oC7i6oxo— Quentin Shieldknight (@QShieldknight) May 28, 2019
All dressed up and no where to go. Rained out last week till Thursday. This week looks to be a repeat. At least a guy and look at the corn market for a little bright spot! pic.twitter.com/HRCYMiH8YK— kenny reinke (@reinke_farms) May 28, 2019
5 inches of rain in 2 days pic.twitter.com/OV08WUu5wS— Randy Uhrmacher (@Cornfrmr) May 28, 2019