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Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest Continues the Push North- the Latest Plains Grains Harvest Report

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:11:28 CDT

Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest Continues the Push North- the Latest Plains Grains Harvest Report Each Thursday evening during the wheat harvest season, Plains Grains releases their latest wheat harvest results- looking at the advancing wheat havest from south to north. The latest report from Mark Hodges and Plains Grains was released Thursday evening, July 14, 2016:


The 2016 HRW harvest got back on track in almost all areas this week with only minor rain showers slowing harvest in northeast Colorado. Parts of Kansas also saw rain showers, but harvest is quickly winding down in most areas of that state. Western Nebraska is in the full swing of harvest and most elevators are reporting heavy volume as a result of very good yields. South Dakota is now 24% complete with harvest. HRW harvest in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming has not started, but is expected to soon. Harvest in the Pacific Northwest is just now getting underway, but testing information is not yet available. Harvest is now 56% complete in Colorado and 59% done in Nebraska.


Testing data is currently available on 221 samples, with the exception of TKW and FN which are based on 195 samples. Test weight average is still very good this week, but has been reduced slightly by recent rains, 61.0 lb/bu (80.2 kg/hl) this week vs 61.1 lb/bu (80.4 kg/hl) last week. TKW also decreased slightly from 32.4 grams last week to 32.3 grams this week, but a marked improvement over last year’s final average of 29.8 grams. Falling number (393 seconds) continues to increase and while still slightly lower than last year (400 seconds), did improve over last week (384 seconds). Wheat protein did not change this week from 11.2% and continues to be the major topic of discussion of producers and within the trade.


Composites are currently being formed based on protein level (low, medium and high) for more extensive mill and bake testing. Milling is expected to begin next week on samples out of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.


Click on the PDF file below to review the complete Plains Grains Harvest Report- including the latest test results on a variety of quality factors.



   

00379_PGI_HRW_Harvest_Summary_July_15_2016.pdf
   


 

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