Slow Progress for Spring, Winter Wheat Harvests

Neither the winter nor spring wheat harvest made much progress in the U.S. this past week.

According to Monday’s USDA crop progress report, 8% of the national spring wheat crop was in the bin as of Sunday, up only 6 points on the week and far behind 32% last year and 30% on average. Meanwhile, the winter wheat harvest advanced a meagre 7 points from a week earlier to reach 89% complete as of Sunday, 4 points behind last year and 7 points behind average.

In the primary spring wheat state of North Dakota, the harvest was only 5% complete as of Sunday, up from 1% a week earlier and 18 points behind the average. The Minnesota harvest gained 7 points on the week to 8% complete (versus 33% on average), while the Montana crop was 10% harvested, compared to 1% a week earlier and 26% on average. In South Dakota, 16% of the spring wheat crop was off, a gain of 11 points from the previous week but 45 points behind average.

Meanwhile, the condition of the spring wheat crop was rated 69% good to excellent as of Sunday, down from 73% a week earlier and below 75% one year earlier.

As for the winter wheat harvest, 89% of the crop was off in Michigan as of Sunday, up from 74% a week earlier but still trailing the average of 97%. The Ohio harvest is now finished, advancing 3 points on the week to reach 100% done as of Sunday – 1 point ahead of the average.

Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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