Harvest Report - August 24, 2007
SW
The Pacific Northwest soft white harvest progress in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington continues to be ahead of last year and five-year average. The fifth week’s SW samples mainly consist of 29% from southeastern Washington, 16% each from east central Washington and northern Idaho, and 10% from north central Oregon. This week’s sample averages had the following changes from last week: moisture content decreased 0.1 percentage points to 9.2%; protein (12% mb) increased slightly to 10.1%; falling number value decreased slightly to 331 seconds; and test weight decreased 0.1 bounds per bushel to 60.0 lb/bu (78.9 kg/hl). Generally, Northwest wheat producing areas had ideal weather conditions for harvest.


Soft White
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
DryBasis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
This Week
249
410
9.2
10.1
0.6
36.0
331
1 SW
60.0
78.9
0.1
0.1
0.8
1.0
Last Week
200
410
9.3
10.0
0.6
37.0
332
1 SW
60.1
79.1
0.1
0.0
0.8
0.9
2006 Final
349
410
8.9
10.5
0.7
34.1
335
1 SW
60.2
79.2
0.0
0.0
0.9
1.0