Corn planting pace quickens, but still lags five-year average by 37 points

May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/14/2013, p2
The article reports that the corn planting pace in the U.S. has quickened but still lags behind the five-year average by 37 points, according to reports released on May 13, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Significant delays in corn planting have been seen in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas while the most progress has been seen in Ohio, where corn planting progress increased by 39 points. It points out that the planting date alone is not a good indicator of overall corn production.


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