U.S. Department of Agriculture reports all around gains

U.S. Department of Agriculture reports all around gains94 percent of the nation's corn has emerged in the field, as planting is completed, the U. S. Department of Agriculture has said.

The corn crop, after a fast early half of the planting season, remains ahead of the five-year average, which lists corn as 91 percent emerged by this week of the year.

While cotton planting is 91 percent completed, the soybean crop is 84 percent planted.

The USDA further said that Sorghum, in step with its historic average, is 65 percent planted this week. Peanut planting is 92 percent done, slightly ahead of the historic average for the crop.

It was also reported that the rice crop is also keeping up with its historic average at 91 percent emerged, while the spring wheat crop, 90 percent emerged, is slightly behind its five-year average.

With the harvest just under way, the winter wheat crop is 84 percent headed out.

The report also noted that the 18 largest winter wheat producing states report the harvest this week is 3 percent done. (With Inputs from Agencies)