|Hard red winter harvest is complete in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and South Dakota. Montana is the only state with significant cutting.|
Montana: Hot, dry weather has helped harvest to progress nicely this week, with percentage complete moving up to 75-80%. Test weights are very good, averaging close to 62.0 lb/bu (81.5 kg/hl). Moisture is low, ranging from 9.8% to 10.5%, and the protein range is 12.3% to 13.0%. Falling numbers are averaging around 450. Yields are ranging from the mid-40’s to the 70’s, which should put metric tons close to the USDA production estimate of 90 million bushels.