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Nearly All Corn Has Been Planted Across The Midwest

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Almost all the corn has been planted across the Midwest, according to the latest progress report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

In Iowa, corn planting is complete. Illinois farmers have planted 97 percent of the crop, which is about average for this time of year but slightly behind last year.

Nearly all the corn has emerged as well. Seventy-six percent of Illinois corn and 80 percent of Iowa's is in good to excellent condition.

Iowa farmers are well ahead of the average for soybean planting. Ninety-four percent of the crop is planted and 78 percent has emerged, which is almost 10 percentage points above average. That's compared to 81 percent planted and 66 percent emerged in Illinois. Those numbers are just slightly ahead of the average.

In Iowa, 80 percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition. 73 percent of the Illinois soybean crop has that rating.

USDA Crop Progress Report