GREELEY, Colo. — Farmers nationwide are now nearly done with planting, and the crop that’s in the ground is looking solid, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report. That report showed 89 percent of the state’s crop had been planted as of Sunday, May 28, which put Colorado farmers just two percentage points behind of the five-year average of 91 percent planted for this time of year in the Centennial State.
The emergence of Colorado’s corn crop was also slightly behind normal. As of Sunday, 62 percent of the state’s crop had emerged, which was only two percentage points behind the five-year average of 64 percent. Furthermore, the report showed 18 percent of the state’s corn was in “excellent” condition, 54 percent was “good,” 25 percent was “fair,” only 2 percent was “poor,” and just 1 percent was “very poor.”
Similar to Colorado, farmers nationwide are slightly behind normal pace in regards to planting and the crop’s emergence. U.S. farmers had 91 percent of their crop planted by Sunday, compared to the five-year average of 93 percent, while 73 percent of the U.S. corn crop had emerged, compared to the five-year average of 75 percent.
Nationwide, 8 percent of the corn crop was in “excellent” condition, 57 percent was listed as “good,” 28 percent was “fair,” 6 percent was “poor,” and just 1 percent was listed as “very poor.”
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