Favorable conditions allowed farmers to plant more than a million acres of corn during the past week.  Warm, dry conditions prevailed across most of the state which allowed for nearly a week of good fieldwork and rapid planting progress. 
Spring tillage across the Show Me state advanced quicker than average to 53 percent complete, 19 days ahead of last year’s 32 percent and 5 days ahead of the 5-year average.
Corn planting as of Sunday was 40 percent complete, up from 9 percent last week.  The is almost 23 days ahead of last year’s 7 percent and 6 days ahead of the average of 28 percent complete.
4 percent of the Missouri sorghum acreage has been planted, 24 days ahead of last year and a day ahead of the average pace. 
Condition of the winter wheat crop was 26 percent poor to very poor, 38 percent fair, and 36 percent good to excellent. 
Pasture condition improved to 16 percent poor to very poor, 38 percent fair and 46 percent good to excellent.