Nationwide, 50% of Corn Crop Planted


USDA reports that as of Sunday, U.S. farmers had planted half of this year’s corn crop.

That’s up 31% from the previous week, 30% more than this time last year and 28% above the five year average thanks to excellent weather in many areas of the Corn Belt.

In Colorado, farmers continued to make a little progress in planting corn last week reaching 9% complete compared with 12% last year and 14% for the 5-year average.

Pasture and range feed conditions were rated mostly good to excellent across the State with 86% of cows have calved since January 1st  while 84% of the ewes have lambed during the same time frame.

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