Nationwide, corn planting progress jumped more than 20 percentage points in one week. Nearly 40 percent of the corn is planted across the country, up from 17 percent last week. In Illinois, 74 percent of the corn is planted, which is ahead of last year and the five-year average. Forty percent of the corn is planted in Iowa. Nationwide, 15 percent of the soybeans are planted. That’s ahead of the long-term averages for this point in the season.
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