USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Mon May 20, 2013 03:41 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn producers across the United States outdid themselves this week, propelling the amount of acres planted to 71% by Sunday, May 19. Last week only 28% of the nation's crop was in the ground. This pace is reportedly a record-setter.

Thanks to last week's sprint, planting progress is now only 8 percentage points behind the five-year average, an average that includes last year's blistering 95% planted rate.

"If my math is correct, and USDA is still using its 97.3 million acre corn planting projection, then ...

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