USDA Plantings/progress highlights

Corn 27% planted is within the range of expectations and well up on last week's meagre 10% done, although still behind last years 45% and the five year avg of 59% done.

Bean plantings are 5% done vs last years pace of 8% and the 5 year avg of 14%.

Winter wheat condition good/excellent improved 1% point to 47%.