May 28, 2021: May

With dry weather over most of Pennsylvania in the last week, corn planting across the state took a decent leap towards completion. According to USDA, as of the week ending May 23, 77% of the  corn across the Commonwealth is planted with 29% of that emerged. 77% is well ahead of the 5-year average of 54%, with 29% emerged in line with the 27% 5-year average. The top 18 states plant  92% of the nation’s corn acreage and these states, on average, have 90% of their corn acreage planted, 10 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. 64% of the corn in the top 18 states has emerged, 10 percentage points more than the 5-year average. Read More