SD farmers planted 2.24 million acres of corn last week

2.24million

Farmers covered a lot of ground this past week as they planted 2.24 million acres of corn from May 13-19 according to the weekly USDA-NASS Crop Progress Report. State corn plantings are now 75% complete, 6% ahead of the five-year average. South Dakota’s corn crop is also now 16% emerged, which is 8% behind the five year average.

For the complete Crop Progress Report, click here:

http://usda01.library.cornell.edu/usda/current/CropProg/CropProg-05-20-2013.pdf

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