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Tidbits, USDA & CONAB, Planting Progress, ENSO, Export Inspections 4/30/24


Some rain came into the forecast for Russia’s wheat crop which triggered profit-taking after the big gains last week. Expected rain amounts diminished as Monday turned into Tuesday.


As expected by the market, the nation’s corn crop is 27% in the ground and 5% ahead of the 5-year average.


Soybean planting progress is 18% complete versus the 5-year average of 10%.


The spring wheat crop is 34% complete versus the 5-year average of just 19%.


Sorghum is 19% planted, 1% behind the 5-year average.


Cotton crop is 15% planted, 1% ahead of the 5-year average.


Rice is 72% planted, way ahead of the 5-year pace of just 46% planted for this date.


Peanuts are 9% planted, 1% ahead of the 5-year average.


Sugar beets are 66% planted, more than double the normal pace of 32% as a result of a mild winter in the Red River Valley and dry spring.


The nation’s winter wheat crop is rated 49% good or excellent, down 1% from last week, but 21% better than a year ago.

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