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86% of U.S. corn, 66% of soybeans planted


U.S. corn and soybean planting is close to normal after the slow start to the season. Still, delays due to wet weather persist in some areas, including northern portions of the Midwest and Plains.

The USDA says that as of Sunday, 86% of the corn crop is planted, compared to the five-year average of 87%, with 61% emerged, compared to 68% on average.

66% of soybeans are planted, compared to 67% normally in late May, with 39% emerged, compared to 43% on average.