Analysts Expect Corn Planting To Remain The Slowest In History

Analysts Expect Corn Planting To Remain The Slowest In History
USDA will release their weekly Crop Progress report Tuesday, following the Memorial Day holiday. A new poll from Reuters shows analysts expect 2019 to remain the slowest corn-planting season on record. 

The average trade estimate is 63% of the nation’s corn was planted as of May 26. Last week’s report showed just 49% of the corn was planted. Trade guesses ranged from 59% to 68%. With wet weather plaguing the Corn Belt most of last week, some analysts say there’s no way farmers will meet the current slowest planting pace of 67% planted this week, a record set in 1995. 

POLL: U.S. Crop Progress, May 26
The 5-year average for #corn planting is 90% (same with spring #wheat). For #soybeans, the average is 66%.
If analysts are correct, 2019 will stay the slowest on record for corn. The top three slowest are 1995-67%, 1983-73%, 1993-79%. #plant19 pic.twitter.com/4yuyeXW495

— Karen Braun (@kannbwx) May 28, 2019

Prior to the report release, farmers took to Twitter to share photos of wet fields. 

Everyone keeps saying that if it will just stop raining for a few days that we will get this crop planted. Maybe some of it, but I still don't think folks know the full extent of this flooding. #plant19 pic.twitter.com/rKQflWTVcV

— Casey Kimbrell (@CBKimbrell) May 28, 2019

Current status pic.twitter.com/d7oJ39WWaG

— Noggle Farms (@Noggle_Farms) May 27, 2019

No caption needed pic.twitter.com/BIRhYJHrDP

— Derek Billeter (@BilleterDerek) May 28, 2019

I’ve downgraded planting condition to slightly tacky pic.twitter.com/NQOLzPLFiZ

— Bean Counter (@boilerseedguy) May 27, 2019

Day #8 underwater pic.twitter.com/d5oC7i6oxo

— Quentin Shieldknight (@QShieldknight) May 28, 2019

All dressed up and no where to go. Rained out last week till Thursday. This week looks to be a repeat. At least a guy and look at the corn market for a little bright spot! pic.twitter.com/HRCYMiH8YK

— kenny reinke (@reinke_farms) May 28, 2019

Wind is starting to kick up. Should be whitecaps soon. 🤨 #corn #plant19 pic.twitter.com/eqJkL6n5dy

— Bones (@ChimperScott) May 28, 2019

Oh yeah this is going to be some grade A corn later with these planting conditions, ever see mud squirt out of the ground? #Plant19 pic.twitter.com/adDj4zVTXB

— Sherman Newlin (@ShermanNewlin) May 28, 2019

5 inches of rain in 2 days pic.twitter.com/OV08WUu5wS

— Randy Uhrmacher (@Cornfrmr) May 28, 2019

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