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The 1996 US Farm Bill eliminated many acreage restrictions, thereby allowing farmers to plant what they believe to be their most competitive crops.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the winter wheat crop was in step with the five-year historic average, 26 percent emerged as of Oct.
The big combines are beginning to roll across the spring wheat fields of Idaho, Montana and South Dakota, the U.S.
The U.S. winter wheat harvest is keeping up with its historic pace, but spring wheat is lagging its five-year benchmarks, the weekly crop report said. The 18 largest winter wheat-producing states report harvest is 56 percent completed, against a five-year average of 59 percent for this time of year.
Progress in the US corn crop remains far behind its historic average, as the corn cobs enter the silking stage, the US Department of Agriculture said.
Progress in the spring wheat crop remains far behind its historic average, the U.S.
A slow planting season has begun to even out for the U.S. corn crop, now 93 percent planted and 73 percent emerged, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Planting at this week of the year is historically 97 percent completed.
Corn planting is well off the pace of its five-year historic averages, with just 62 percent of the acreage planted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. On average, 82 percent of the acreage has been planted by this week of the year. Only North Carolina reports acreage 100 percent planted.
The U.S. corn planting stands at 33 percent completed, but has fallen further behind its historic average compared with a week ago, the government said. On average, the corn crop is 50 percent planted by this time of year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
The U.S. corn crop's planting progress is falling behind its historic average, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday. Over the past five years, 14 percent of the crop has been planted by this time of year.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.