Harvest is progressing well with 60% of
durum harvested compared to last week at 36%, according to the North Dakota
Agricultural Statistics Service Office. Favorable harvest conditions
are reflected in the average Falling Number of 437 seconds. The grade
declined to #2 HAD due to a small drop in test weight from 60.0 lb/bu (78.1
kg/hl) to 59.9 lb/bu (78.0 kg/hl). HVAC dropped sharply from 93.1%
last week to 81.9% this week. Despite the drop in HVAC, protein content
remains high at 14.9% at 12% mb (16.9 db).