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Mark Hodges of Plains Grains Calls the About Completed 2015 Wheat Harvest "Abnormally Normal"

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:49:44 CDT

Mark Hodges of Plains Grains Calls the About Completed 2015 Wheat Harvest The 2015 Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest is virtually done- from Texas all the way north to Idaho and North Dakota. And, according to the Executive Director of Plains Grains, Mark Hodges, the variability that we saw in the yield and quality factors in Texas and Oklahoma continued to be seen all the way north during the harvest that started in June and is winding down now in North Dakota. Hodges talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about the harvest season at the 2015 Oklahoma Annual Wheat Review on Tuesday in El Reno. He laughed and declared the end of the harvest season as producing "another abnormally normal year." You can hear their full conversation by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.


In the latest Plains Grains harvest report, Hodges writes "The 2015 HRW wheat harvest is rapidly winding down with North Dakota (61%) and Idaho (86%) being the only two states remaining at less than 90% of their crop cut. All states still harvesting have continued to report larger deviations than normal in yield, test weight and protein due to prevailing weather conditions during the latter stages of crop development. In the northern and northwestern states it was due to a drier and warmer than normal spring with what moisture that did fall doing so in a mosaic pattern. Those areas that got the timely rains proved to be the difference between being able to harvest average or above average yields as compared to those areas not receiving timely moisture harvesting poor crops."


Hodges told Hays on Tuesday that wide swings in quality and quantity was seen from Texas northward to Montana and into the Pacific Northwest- "Proteins have been all over the board, test weights have been all over the board- just really unusual in the sense where we always have pockets of low protein, this year we have everything from sub 9 to to over 13 in the same elevator at the same time- and I mean that was elevator after elevator after elevator."


Overall, Hodges says that the beltwide HRW numbers show that protein levels on the average are over 12 percent this year and adds "quality wise, it is not as good of a quality crop compared to the last 2 years." Yields across the belt are higher than in 2014.



   
   


Ron Hays talks with Mark Hodges of Plains Grains at the 2015 Annual Wheat Review
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