Spring Wheat Harvest Near Complete; Winter Wheat Planting Close to Average Pace 

The US spring wheat harvest has just about wrapped up for the year, while the 2024 American winter wheat crop continues to go into the ground near the usual pace. 

According to Monday’s USDA crop progress report, 93% of the spring wheat crop was in the bin as of Sunday, up 6 points on the week and in line with last year and the five-year average. At the same time, the winter wheat crop was 15% planted, up from 7% a week earlier and just a single point behind the national average. 

In the No. 1 spring wheat state of North Dakota, 91% of the crop was off as of Sunday, up from 82% a week earlier and on par with the state average. The Minnesota and Montana crops were 98% and 94% harvested, compared to 95% and 92% on average. The South Dakota harvest is already finished. 

For the winter wheat crop, planting in the leading production state of Kansas advanced 4 points on the week to reach 8% complete as of Sunday, behind 13% last year and 10% on average. The Oklahoma crop was 12% planted, versus 5% a week earlier, 13% last year and 12% on average. 

Meanwhile, planting in the Soft Red production states is getting off to a slower start. In Michigan, just 3% of the crop was planted as of Sunday, behind 4% last year and 6% on average. At 1% complete, planting in Ohio was 1 point behind average. 

Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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