IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 14 June 2013

Soybean planting progress

Posted: 14 Jun 2013 04:42 AM

Farmers struggled to get the corn planted this growing season due to cold temperatures and wet conditions. Since most plant corn before planting soybean, it is obvious that the planting progress for soybean is well behind average for most states. The featured map displays the USDA reported soybean planting progress as of 9 June compared with the average value for the second week of June. Iowa and Wisconsin are the furthest behind average. These values do not tell the entire story as it is hard to account for all of the acres that were drowned out and will need to be replanted. Also there will be some fields abandoned for the year. Unfortunately, more rain will fall today and this weekend.

Good = 164
Bad = 20

Tags:   soybean