Harvest Report - August 10, 2007
SW
The Pacific Northwest soft white harvest continues at a slightly faster pace in Idaho and Washington, and about one week ahead in Oregon when compared to the same time last year. This week's SW samples mainly consist of 27% from north central Oregon, 22% from east central Washington, and 16% each from northeastern Oregon and northeastern Washington. This week's sample averages had the following changes from last week: moisture content decreased 0.4 percentage points to 9.5% and falling number value increased slightly to 324 seconds. Wheat protein and other factors remained the same or similar to last week's averages. Pacific Northwest wheat producing areas had ideal hot and dry weather conditions for the third week in a row.


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
122
410
9.5
9.8
0.6
36.4
324
1 SW
60.3
79.3
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.8
Last Week
67
410
9.9
9.8
0.6
36.8
314
1 SW
60.3
79.3
0.2
0.0
0.6
0.8
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