OMAHA (DTN) -- Ninety-five percent of the nation's corn crop was planted as of June 1, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress report. That compared to 90% last year and a five-year average of 94%.
Eighty percent of the crop is emerged, compared to 71% last year and an 80% five-year average.
USDA reported corn condition for the first time this growing season. Thirteen percent of the crop is in excellent condition, 63% good, 22% fair and 2% poor. That compares to 11%, 52%, 30% and 5% last year, respectively.
"USDA said 76% of the corn crop was rated ...