US - Corn planting is slowest on record for this time of year

U.S. corn planting has never been this late after storms battered the Great Plains and Midwest and kept farmers out of their fields.
As of Sunday, only 49% was in the ground, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Monday. That’s the slowest pace in records dating back to 1980. Last week, the most widely grown American crop was only the furthest behind in six years.