|Harvest is complete in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and South Dakota. Montana is the only state with significant cutting and where the weather has remained hot and dry over the last week, aiding in the rapid harvest this year. The HRW harvest is now over 90% completed. |
In Montana, test weights are still good, averaging close to 62.0 lb/bu (81.5 kg/hl) and moisture is ranging from 9.8% to 10.5%. The protein range is 12.3% to 13.0% and 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.