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USW Weekly Harvest Report for Friday, September 3, 2021

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:43:32 CDT

USW Weekly Harvest Report for Friday, September 3, 2021 Friday, September 3, 2021

With harvest complete, this is the final weekly report for HRW harvest; sample analysis continues. SW harvest is winding down and data still reflect a stressed crop. HRS harvest is nearing completion and this year’s crop currently grades at U.S. No. 1 Dark Northern Spring. The northern durum samples are in with the current grade a U.S. No. 2 Hard Amber Durum.   


• Wheat Data: There are now 522 samples in various stages of testing. Moisture (10.9%), protein (11.9%) and dockage
(0.5%) remained unchanged this week. Test weight and 1000 kernel weight decreased slightly to 60.3 lbs/bu (79.3 kg/hl)
and 30.0 grams, respectively. Falling number and foreign material increased slightly to 368 seconds and 0.3%,
respectively. Other kernel factors remained unchanged from last week.
• Dough and Bake Data: There are now 70 composites formed. Laboratory baking analysis of these composites indicate an
average loaf volume of 874 cc, above the industry quality target of 850 cc. Farinograph stability is 9 minutes and
absorption is 58.4%. Alveograph data continue to indicate the need for monitoring when mixing; average bake absorption
is good at 62.5%.


• Crop Progress: The 2021 U.S. SW winter wheat harvest complete and less than 5% of the SW spring crop remains.
• Weather: Seasonal temperatures have returned to the Pacific Northwest, but weather remains dry. Growers are hoping
for any moisture as seeding begins for the next winter wheat crop.
• Wheat Data: Results from 344 samples now in various stages of testing show the current grade of No. 2 SW with protein
of 11.2% (12% mb) above the 5-year average of 9.8%. The falling number is good at 344 seconds. Kernels are small and
light, reflected in the 1000 kernel weight value of 29.4. The high protein, low moisture and lower test weight values
reflect the extreme heat and drought conditions


• Crop Progress: The 2021 HRS crop is nearly complete with less than 5% of the crop remaining, well ahead of last year’s
pace. With no rain forecast, harvest should wrap up over the next week.
• Crop Conditions: Industry sources report pockets of good quality and better than expected yields, however, bailed fields
are numerous.
• Weather: Widespread precipitation over the past 10 days slowed harvest progress and potential quality issues are a
• Wheat Data: Approximately 78% of the samples have been collected and analyzed for this week’s report. Test weight
average dropped slightly to 61.6 lb/bu (81.0 kg/hl). Current average protein rose slightly to 15.4% (12% mb), up from last
year’s 14.3%. Falling number average remains above 400 seconds, indicating a sound crop. Average vitreous kernel
content is 87% to make the average grade of the crop at this time U.S. No. 1 Dark Northern Spring (1 DNS).


• Crop Progress: The Northern Plains durum harvest is progressing with less than 20% of the crop remaining, well ahead of
last year and the 5-year average pace. With no rain forecast, harvest should make good progress.
• Weather: Cooler temperatures and recent rainfall provided relief from the prolonged drought, but the impact on quality
is a concern.
• Wheat Data: Approximately 40% of the samples have been collected. Grain moisture is up from 10.1 to 10.4%, 1000
kernel weight is up from 39.7 to 40.8 grams, and test weight is up slightly from 59.9 to 60.1 lb/bu (78.0 to 78.3 kg/hl),
while protein is down from 15.9 to 15.7% (12% mb). Vitreous kernel content is 92.6, higher than last year; the crop
currently grades a U.S. No. 1 Hard Amber Durum.



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