Harvest Report - July 7, 2006
HRW
Hard red winter harvest is continuing to progress northward with hot, dry conditions. Some sporadic rains have occurred throughout the Plains states but have not delayed harvest to any extent.

An additional 42 samples were received this week and accounted for very little cumulative change in average values. Protein increased 0.1% to 14.0% average overall. Falling numbers remain strong, and test weights are still running over 60 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl).

HRW harvest is considered complete in Kansas which is ahead of last year's 82% harvested at this time. Cutting in Kansas finished with very few rain problems and only some scattered hail.

NASS reports Nebraska is nearly 55% harvested. Harvest is moving very rapidly because of the hot, dry weather and is approximately one week ahead of last year at this time when only 19% had been harvested.

Colorado is ahead of schedule, as well, with approximately 65% harvested. Summer storms along the Eastern Plains slowed some harvesting but only briefly. Crop conditions are still considered 70% poor to very poor, and production is at least 25% lower than last year, as reported by country elevators.

South Dakota is experiencing hot, dry weather and some declining crop conditions. HRW is at least 50% ripe, and harvest is expected to be in full swing within the week. NASS rates wheat conditions as 50% poor to very poor, but 13% is rated good to excellent. As with all of the other Plains states, the harvest is running approximately one week ahead of last year and the five-year average.


Hard Red Winter
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
Dry Basis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
This Week
230
368
11.3
140.
0.6
28.3
383
1 HRW
60.3
79.3
0.1
0.2
1.1
1.4
Last Week
188
368
11.3
13.9
0.6
28.5
384
1 HRW
60.6
79.7
0.1
0.2
1.1
1.4