Farmers also made extensive progress on planting soybean acres, ending the week with 83% of the crop planted, just shy of the 5-year average of 90%. 39% of the beans have emerged, up from 20% last week.
North Dakota remained one of the wet spots in the Cornbelt with topsoil moisture supplies rated 58% adequate, and 41%. Statewide, on average, there were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork.
Corn was 96% planted and reached 74% emerged, an increase of 19 percentage points from last week.
Soybeans were 80% planted and 35% emerged, up from 10% last week, both behind last year and the five-year average.
On the whole, the areas of concern around the Cornbelt, where the last few acres can make a large difference, seem to be catching up with the rest of the area. IN, OH, and the Dakotas all remain wet, with a significant amount of the corn and beans still not yet emerged. But planting is winding down, and the crop is being turned over to Mother Nature.