MT Spring Wheat Harvest Ahead of Average


Consider yourself officially invited to tune in to our Morning and Noon Market Reports or visit our website next week as we are going to kick off a one-week “Harvest Special” updating you on how it’s looking or has looked for crops throughout the region this year.  We’ll be talking with growers, specialists and ag companies about the reality of this year’s strange set of circumstances and how everything is looking.  That’ll begin on Monday, September 12 and run through Friday.

In the meantime, looking at the latest Crop Progress Reports from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service…

  • Lincoln County Wyoming has already reported the first fall overnight freezes. 
  • Eighty-four percent of the Wyoming barley harvest is complete and winter wheat planting, at 4{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3}  complete, has begun.

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  • Montana’s spring wheat harvest has progressed to 49{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} with some reports of grasshoppers and hail damage and even though we had a heck of a time getting that crop in this year, harvest is actually ahead of last year.  In 2010, 32{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} of the spring wheat was harvested at this time.  The 5-year average is 37{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3}.  However, that spring wheat condition rating, at 52{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} good-to-excellent, is behind last year’s 77{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3}.
  • All but 2{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} of Montana’s winter wheat has been harvested.

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  • Sixty-five percent of North Dakota spring wheat has been harvested as has 32{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} of the durum crop.  That’s 14{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} and 31{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} behind last year respectively.

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  • While South Dakota producers are now ¾ complete with the 3rd cutting of alfalfa, some crops and pastures are showing stress from lack of rain.
  • Six percent of South Dakota’s winter wheat has been seeded.

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On a national level, 31{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3} of the corn crop is now considered to be mature.  Fifty-two percent of the crop is considered to be in good to excellent condition.  That’s down from last year’s 69{e7e4ba4d9a3c939171d79cae1e3a0df1d41e5a91c3c4158fbb92284b490bc9d3}.

©  Northern Ag Network 2011

Haylie Shipp


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