May 31, 2024: Planting Season Off to a Slow Start

After a couple of weeks of rain,
last week’s drier weather allowed some folks to catch up on spring
planting across Pennsylvania. Others are still waiting for fields to dry
out. Nationally, corn planting remains a little behind where we were
a year ago, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report. The report
released May 28th shows corn planting across the nation at 83%
completed as of the week ending May 26th. That’s up 13% from the
previous week, but 6% below where the nation’s farmers were a year
ago at this time.

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