USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

Crop Progress Report: Corn Planting Remains Steady; Wheat Conditions Improve

(DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)

This article was originally posted at 3:08 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 11. It was last posted at 3:30 p.m.


OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. corn planting remained steady in the week ended April 10 at 2%, USDA reported on the weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. This was down from the five-year average of 3% for this time of year.

"Texas led the way at 63% planted with six other southern states showing some progress," DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman noted.

Five percent of U.S. winter wheat was headed, compared to 4% last week, 5% last year and a 6% five-year average. Winter wheat condition improved to 32% good to excellent as of Sunday, April 10, two percentage points higher than last week, but considerably lower than 53% at same time last year

"It is the second lowest such rating of the past two decades, next to a 30% at this time in 2018," Hultman said. Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have good to excellent ratings of 34%, 29% and 7%, respectively, he said. "Crops in Washington sport a 56% good-to-excellent rating," he added.

USDA said 6% of the spring wheat crops were planted as of April 10, 2022, up from the five-year average of 5% for this time. "Washington leads the way at 32% planted while the major producer, North Dakota, is 2% planted with a blizzard in this week's forecast," Hultman said.

Sorghum was 14% planted, compared to 13% last week, 14% last year and a 16% five-year average. Oats were 29% planted and 23% emerged, compared to five-year averages of 32% and 25%, respectively, for this time of year. Barley was 11% planted, compared to 5% last week, 12% last year and an 8% five-year average.

U.S. cotton was 7% planted, up from last week's 4%, down from last year's 8% but equal to the five-year average. Rice was 17% planted and 10% emerged, compared to five-year averages of 24% and 12%, respectively.

Sugarbeets were 6% planted, compared to 2% last week, 15% last year and a five-year average of 8%.

Check this page throughout the afternoon for additional highlights from this week's report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Planted 2 2 4 3
Cotton Planted 7 4 8 7
Winter Wheat Headed 5 4 5 6
Spring Wheat Planted 6 3 10 5
Sorghum Planted 14 13 14 16
Oats Planted 29 25 37 32
Oats Emerged 23 23 23 25
Barley Planted 11 5 12 8
Rice Planted 17 12 22 24
Rice Emerged 10 6 12 12
Sugarbeets Planted 6 2 15 8


National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
Winter Wheat 18 18 32 29 3 18 18 34 27 3

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit…. Look for the U.S. map in the "Find Data and Reports by" section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state's "Crop Progress & Condition" report.