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Plains Grains Believes Texas at Midway Point in the 2020 Wheat Harvest- Oklahoma at 36 Percent

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 04:30:42 CDT

Plains Grains Believes Texas at Midway Point in the 2020 Wheat Harvest- Oklahoma at 36 Percent The latest report from Plains Grains on the 2020 Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest is out- and shows significant progress since last Thursday. Here is a portion of the report released Thursday evening, June 11, 2020:

"Harvesting of the 2020 HRW wheat crop is now in full swing from central Texas, throughout all of Oklahoma and now crossing into southern Kansas. Cutting was only slowed this week by extremely high winds (40 50 mph (64 km/h 80 km/h) sustained with gust to over 80 mph (129 km/h) on Tuesday when the most powerful jet stream of the season and an accompanying low move south across the central US while a tropical storm moved north out of the central Gulf. Wheat receiving points in some locations were closed because of fears of fires being started in wheat fields by equipment.

"Progression of harvest took another jump this week as Texas is now projected to be almost half done at 49%, while Oklahoma is projected to be just over a third completed at 36%. Field reports in both states continue to be highly variable in all measured values to this point. Considering yields as a whole in both states the range has been from 20 bu/ac (1.3 tons/ha) to isolated reports of 80 bu/ac (5.4 tons/ha) plus. Test weights have been just as erratic ranging from 58 lb/bu (74.4 kg/hl) to 65 lb/bu (85.4 kg/hl) or above with an anecdotal average of 62 lb/bu. (81.5 kg/hl) when considering all reports in both states at this point in time. With that much variability in test weight and yields it is not hard to imagine protein would also be highly variable (generally reported from to be from 9%-13%). The overall average protein is estimated to be in the 11% range based on the limited information available."

Meanwhile, Kansas is now seeing limited cutting in south central counties- just over the Oklahoma border. CLICK HERE for the Day One Report on the Kansas Wheat Harvest from the Kansas Wheat website.

To review the complete report from Plains Grains for this week- please click on the PDF file link below.



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