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Crop Progress & Rain Fall


Monday April 15, 2013 USDA released the first numbers on corn planting around the nation in the weekly Crop Progress summary.

Corn Planting Progress
                    Apr 15    5yr/avg
National            2%     7%
Illinois                1%    12%
Iowa                   0%     3%
Nebraska          0%     2%
Minnesota         0%     2%
Inidiana          < 1%     6%

The state statisticians from Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Indiana provide audio commentary on regional conditions each Tuesday during our Closing Market Report.

Other items  in the crop progress reports; Iowa received 2.9 inches of rainfall last week., and Nebraska 1.3 inches; it snowed across Minnesota. Expected 3 day rain totals this week (Tuesday-Thursday) in parts of  Illinois and Iowa exceed 3 inches. See for yourself in the photo or on NOAA's website.

Yesterday Iowa State's Elwynn Taylor tweeted: "IA now exceeds the 100-yr ave for “winter” season precip. Drought ended in SE but still more needed elsewhere." If you are a twitter user you can follow him @ElwynnTaylor. You can follow Todd Gleason @CommodityWeek

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Categories: Agriculture