Sufficient to Surplus Soil Moisture
The National Weather Service maps for May indicated sufficient to surplus soil moisture levels across most of the country’s corn and soybean growing regions.
Frequent rains held both corn and soybean planting progress well below five-year averages across major crop producing states. Many continue to experience flooding.
Frequent rains held both corn and soybean planting progress well below five-year averages across states including Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Meanwhile, a rash of late May thunderstorms flooded many fields. All major U.S. crops were trailing their respective five-year progress averages.