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USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor
Mon May 19, 2014 03:41 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn planting edged close to three-quarters of the way complete nationwide in the week ended May 18, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report. At 73%, progress is only three percentage points behind the five-year average.

"Of the major Midwest growing states only Iowa is lagging its planting average," said DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom, "84% as compared to 88%. Minnesota and North Dakota are trailing well behind their respective averages of 81% and 54%." Corn emergence reached 34%, compared to 18% last week and a 42% five-year average. "This report could be viewed as neutral," Newsom ...

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