Soybean planting made big progress last week, jumping 20 points to 76% complete. The corn crop is nearly all planted, with 96% of the crop in the ground.

Of the corn that's up, 77% of it is in good/excellent condition. Comparable data from last year is not available.

Tennessee is done planting corn, and most states are nearly there. Only Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin still have more than 10% of the crop left to plant. The planted five-year average is 81% at this date. Farmers around the U.S. are still far ahead of that curve with 96% of the crop in. Seventy-six percent of the corn crop has emerged, also far ahead of the 48% average.

Farmers in Indiana, South Dakota and Minnesota were definitely busy planting soybeans in the last week, moving up 36, 37 and 37 percentage points over last week. Iowa farmers take the cake as far as progress goes, though, going from 39% of the beans in last week to 85% complete this week! Overall the soybean crop is well ahead of the 42% planted average for this date.

Soybeans have appreciated the warm and sometimes wet weather over the past week, as 35% of the crop has emerged. Many of the Midwestern states had lots of beans popping out of the ground compared to the previous week, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota. The overall five-year average is 13% emerged for this time, so the crop is still well ahead of schedule.