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USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 03:32 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The only crop that saw much progress in the last week was rice, which saw 10 percentage points more of the nation's crop planted and 6 percentage points more emerged, while corn planting progress only rose 2 percentage points in those 7 days.

USDA's weekly crop progress report showed 4% of the nation's corn crop planted in the week ending April 21, compared to 2% last week, 26% last year and a 16% five-year average.

"The key states of Iowa (0% compared to average of 16%), Illinois (1% vs. 17%), Nebraska (0% vs. 9%), Minnesota (0% vs. ...

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