US corn, soybean, wheat planting behind 2010 due to weather

US corn, soybean, wheat planting behind 2010 due to weather

The corn crop was 86% planted as of May 29, compared to 2010's 97%. Soy and wheat are dragging similarly behind 2010 numbers.

U.S. corn, soybean and wheat planting has remained behind 2010 numbers due to wet weather in the eastern Midwest and northern regions preventing fieldwork, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Roughly 86% of the corn crop was planted as of May 29, compared to 79% a week earlier and 97% during the same time in 2010. Soybean planting was 51% complete, compared with 41% a week earlier and 71% in 2010. About 68% of the wheat crop was seeded, compared with 54% a week earlier and 95% in 2010.