US Spring Wheat Harvest Almost Finished; Winter Wheat Planting Advances

Another week should just about clean up the 2020 American spring wheat harvest.

An estimated 92% of the national spring wheat crop was in the bin as of Sunday, according to Monday’s USDA crop progress report. That is up 3 points on the week and is 1 point ahead of the five-year average.

The Minnesota harvest reached 97% complete as of Sunday, up from 94% a week earlier and 1 point ahead of average, while Montana’s harvest advanced 8 points to 92% done – 4 points ahead of average. The North Dakota harvest gained 14 points on the week to 90% done, 1 point behind average, and South Dakota is now essentially all wrapped up at 98% done.

Meanwhile, the planting of the 2021 US winter wheat crop advanced 5 points on the week to 10% complete as of Sunday, 4 points ahead of last year and 2 points ahead of average.

An estimated 2% of the crop in the largest production state of Kansas was in the ground, behind 5% for both last year and the average. Oklahoma was 6% planted versus 1% a week earlier, 5% last year and 5% on average. Planting in Texas was 7% complete, up 4 points on the week and on par with average.

In the Soft Red state of Michigan, 3% of the crop was in the ground, versus 2% last year and 2% on average. Ohio was 1% planted, compared to 0% on average.

Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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