2020 Spring Wheat Survey is out! Complete online for a chance to win a cooler. ($350 value)
Drought Monitor June 4th vs June 11th (US Drought Monitor)
Yellow = Abnormally Dry, Tan = Moderate Drought
Small Grains Disease Forecasting Model
The Minnesota site reports the risk for not just FHB put also the leaf diseases (tan spot, Septoria spp, and leaf rust). There will be some small differences in the risk assessment between the sites as they rely on different sources of weather data.
MN Crop Progress Report – June 14th (USDA)
· HRS 48% Jointed, 4 days ahead of last year, 4 days behind avg.
· HRS Crop Condition – 1% Very Poor, 1% Poor, 10% Fair, 67% Good, & 21% Excellent
· Top Soil Moisture – 3% Very Short, 17% Short, 65% Adequate, & 15% Surplus
· Sub Soil Moisture – 2% Very Short, 10% Short, 77% Adequate, & 11% Surplus
Wheat Harvest 2020 (Erica Oakley, US Wheat Associates)
· On Tuesday, remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the central U.S., bringing very strong winds and sporadic rains to much of the HRW and SRW growing regions. Otherwise, dry conditions allowed the HRW harvest to move north of the Kansas/Oklahoma state line. SRW harvest is progressing with the first partial data from four samples available this week. Spring wheat planting is complete, mostly emerged and in good condition so far. The PNW SW crop remains in generally very good condition with harvest likely starting around July 4. Northern durum is 92% planted but emergence is lagging, and the region could use rain.
· US Wheat Associates weekly harvest reports. Register here for their weekly updates…good information. § https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1867039/1796110/
· NAWG Joins WRDA Coalition Letter
On June 09, 2020, NAWG joined a coalition letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requesting a cost-share adjustment that would provide additional resources and investment into the U.S. inland waterways system. Several of NAWG’s state associations also joined onto the letter.
· NAWG Signs on to Rural Broadband Letter
Further, NAWG signed on to a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of a “5G Upgrade Order,” which would promote the deployment of 5G networks in rural communities to bolster connectivity. Read the letter here.
· NAWG Joins Other Ag Groups in Letter to EPA re Appeals Court Decision on Dicamba
On June 03, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s registration of three dicamba herbicides: XtendiMax (Bayer), Engenia (BASF), and FeXapan (Corteva). In response, NAWG, along with other national agriculture organizations, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Wheeler urging the Agency to take immediate action to provide farmers certainty about how to protect their crop in the middle of the growing season.
Note that on June 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a key order providing farmers with needed clarity following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ June 3, 2020 vacatur of three dicamba registrations. The order outlines limited and specific circumstances under which existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products can be used for a limited period of time. EPA’s order will advance protection of public health and the environment by ensuring use of existing stocks follows important application procedures.
NDSU Cover Crops & PP On-Line Café Talks
Join the Zoom Meeting: https://ndsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sd-qhqT8vE9Eh8YsMNq4qsZNcj5zTbUco
· June 17th, & 24th
· All dates = 7:30-9:00am
US Wheat Price Report
· USDA’s June estimate for record 2020/21 global wheat ending stocks pressured all wheat futures prices week-over-week. CBOT soft red winter (SRW) futures fell 13 cents on the week to close at $5.02/bu. KCBT hard red winter (HRW) futures lost 13 cents to end at $4.48/bu. MGE hard red spring (HRS) futures fell 5 cents to close at $5.13/bu. CBOT corn futures fell 2 cents from last week to end at $3.30/bu. CBOT soybean futures gained 3 cents to close at $8.71/bu.
· Commercial Sales: According to USDA, as of June 4, total U.S. wheat export sales for delivery in 2019/20 ended at 26.9 million metric tons (MMT), 4% ahead of 2018/19. Total HRW sales reached 10.2 MMT, 8% ahead of 2018/19. HRS sales totaled 7.97 MMT, 11% ahead of 2018/19. SRW sales fell 26% year-over-year to 2.45 MMT. Total white wheat sales (hard and soft) fell 2% on the year to end at 5.34 MMT. Durum sales nearly tripled year-over-year to end at 966,000 metric tons (MT). To read more about year-end commercial sales, click here.
· US Wheat Full Supply & Demand Report: https://www.uswheat.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SD-200611-40th.pdf