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US corn planting tops 5-year average

Thursday, May 15, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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WASHINGTON — Corn planting in the 18 major US states for the week ended May 11 surpassed the 2009-13 average for that date, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest Crop Progress report. The corn crop was 59 percent planted as of May 11, up 30 percentage points from a week ago, up 33 points from a year ago and 1 point ahead of the five-year average, the USDA said. The crop was 18 percent emerged, ahead of only 5 percent last year but below the 25 percent five-year average...

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