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UDSA Crop Progress Report - June 6, 2011

07 June 2011

US - In-line with trader expectations, the USDA Crop Progress Report showed corn jumped 8 percentage points to 94 per cent as of June 5, writes Sarah Mikesell, senior editor of

Ohio finally saw the boost everyone has been waiting for, moving from 19 per cent planted to 58 per cent planted. Granted it's still well behind the 5-year average of 99 per cent planted, but at least it's moving up.

Of the other states that are still running a bit behind, Indiana and Michigan both crept 20+ percentage points higher to both sit at 82 per cent, and North Dakota jumped 13 percentage points to 87 per cent.

This week's 94 per cent average planted acres (across the top 18 states) is barely behind the 5-year average of 98 per cent.

Unseasonably warm temperatures across the Midwest boosted corn emergence another 13 percentage points from 66 per cent emerged last week (May 29) to 79 per cent emerged. This week's average is now only 11 points under the 5-year average of 90 per cent emerged.


Soybean planting progress surged to 68 per cent planted, now just 14 percentage points under the 5-year average of 82 per cent. This is slightly under trader expectations of 70 per cent planted.


Spring wheat planting saw an 11 per cent boost and is currently at 79 per cent planted. However, it's still well below below the 5-year average of 98 per cent.

Midwest Forecast

According to The Weather Channel, the Midwest forecast:

  • The once California storm enters the Dakotas Tuesday while a summery warm front pushes to just south of the Canadian border.
  • Northern tier thunderstorms will be ongoing or developing from North Dakota to Michigan and Ohio.
  • Some severe thunderstorms are likely and could contain damaging gusts, hail or possibly a tornado.
  • Locally heavy inch-plus rainfall will be most likely in northern North Dakota.
  • As the storm pushes into the northern Plains, the winds west of the Mississippi River will be on the increase with gusts topping 40 mph from the Black Hills to the Nebraska Panhandle.
  • With temperatures 5 to 20 degrees above average but below average in northwest North Dakotas, highs will peak mainly in the 90s, except 60s northern North Dakotas, 70s northern Minnesota to upper Michigan and over 100 degrees in parts of Kansas.
  • This pre-summer heat has prompted an excessive heat warning in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.
  • Midweek, a cold front will slice the region from Upper Michigan to northern Kansas. As the north-central states cool off, the heat continues over the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, mid-Mississippi Valley and Kansas. Thunderstorms along and just ahead of the cold front could turn severe.

Further Reading

- You can view the complete UDSA Crop Progress report by clicking here.

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