Most of the overall corn crop has been planted, and emergence is on pace with the five-year average of 80%. In this first week of corn condition ratings, 76% of the overall crop is in good-excellent condition. Well ahead of the good-excellent condition rating of 63% at this time last year. The soybean crop is ahead of average planting pace for the second week in a row, and emergence rates are ahead of average, as well.

The 2014 corn crop is nearly all planted as of June 1, 2014. All states have planted at least 80% of their respective corn, and many are just about done. Farmers in Michigan made strong corn planting progress in the last week, going from 53% planted on May 25 to 81% planted on June 1. Farmers in Texas are done planting corn.

The corn emergence rate is 80%, right on par with average. Only farmers in Michigan and North Dakota have seen less than half of the planted corn emerge. Most states are seeing 80-90% emergence rates as of June 1. One hundred percent of the corn in Texas has emerged as of June 1.

This first week of corn condition ratings show that 76% of the overall corn crop is in good-excellent condition. There is very little corn in very poor condition, and just 2% of the overall crop is in poor condition.

corn condition, week ending June 1, 2014