MN Wheat Weekly Update
USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (MN) –
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- 93% Spring Wheat Emergence – 2 wks ahead of 2020 & 14 days ahead avg
- 26% HRS Jointed – 11 days ahead of 2020 and the avg.
- HRS Conditions: 0% Very Poor, 0% Poor, 16% Fair, 68% Good, 16% Ex.
- Top Soil Moisture: 5% very short, 27% short, 66% adequate, & 2% surplus
- Sub Soil Moisture: 8% very short, 28% short, 62% adequate, & 2% surplus
Other Items of Interest
Seeking Cooperators for the Small Grain Pest and Disease Survey
The University Minnesota Extension is still seeking cooperators who are willing to submit their fields for scouting of small grains pests and diseases for the 2021 growing season – Click Here for Form
2021 Spring Wheat Survey is ready!
If you grow Hard Red Spring Wheat, complete the survey online for a chance to win a cooler. ($350 value). This survey is being conducted for the benefit of the University of Minnesota Spring Wheat Breeding Program. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Announcing changes to the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers
This year MAWG will host 9-hole, 2-man scrambles at two locations, Hawley, MN and Red Lake Falls, MN. By offering two locations/dates and changing the format, we hope this will better accommodate growers and agri-business’ schedules within the wheat growing area. The dates for the two events are as follows:
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Hawley Golf Club
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Limited to the first 100 registered golfers
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Oak Knolls Golf Club, Red Lake Falls
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Limited to the first 36 registered golfers
ENTRY FEES: per location
MAWG members: $30
** Awards, social and light meal will be served at the end of play at both locations.
New Member-Golf Special*: $110 (*NEW MEMBERS ONLY – includes MAWG 1-yr membership ($100) & golf entry fee). Visit https://bit.ly/3foTBw4 for more details and to register.
National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) Update
NAWG CEO Discusses Kansas City Southern Sale
- NAWG CEO, Chandler Goule talked with Agri-Pulse about the proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern (KCS). Both Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National (CN) Railway have made offers to acquire KCS. However, KCS is currently pursuing the deal with CN, which will need approval by the Surface Transportation Board (STB). Goule said NAWG wanted STB to use the “enhanced competition” merger guidelines in reviewing the proposal. Read the full story here
USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry
- Today, the USDA published the 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry. The report is a step in President Biden’s Executive Order on climate change and is intended to be a “whole-of-department approach” to climate solutions. For more information, read the press release here
Reminder: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Hosts Agricultural Symposium
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is a leader within the Federal Reserve System on topics related to the U.S. and global agricultural economies. As part of that focus, they host a symposium that brings together industry leaders, government officials, policymakers, and economists to discuss current and emerging trends in the agricultural sector. The 2021 Agricultural Symposium, “The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth” will explore the key drivers of the persistent growth in agricultural productivity, linkages to other industries, and environmental considerations. The 2021 Agricultural Symposium will take place virtually on May 24-25. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Find more information and register here
Enter the Spring Wheat 2021 National Wheat Yield Contest
The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is officially accepting grower enrollment for the 2021 National Wheat Yield Contest! The contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. At this time, the Foundation is only accepting spring wheat entries. The spring wheat entry deadline is August 1st, with an early registration deadline of June 15th. The wheat contest is administered entirely online, and growers can register at www.yieldcontest.wheatfoundation.org. Talk to your seed supplier or contact us at National Wheat Foundation if you need help entering or want more information.
US Wheat Associates, Weekly Price Report – Michael Anderson
- All futures prices closed lower for the week. CBOT soft red winter (SRW) futures shed 53 cents to close at $6.74/bu. KCBT hard red winter (HRW) futures were down 27 cents to end at $6.24/bu. MGE hard red spring (HRS) futures dropped 45 cents to close at $7.00/bu. CBOT corn futures dropped 26 cents to end at $6.59/bu. CBOT soybean futures shed 77 cents to close at $15.26/bu
- Commercial Sales: View the most recent USW Commercial Sales report here.
- This week’s commercial sales for marketing year 2020/21 were up significantly from last week to 121,000 metric tons (MT), in line with trade expectations of 75,000 MT to 150,000 MT. Year-to-date commercial sales for delivery in 2020/21 total 25.6 million metric tons (MMT), 3% lower than last year. USDA expects the total 2020/21 U.S. wheat exports to reach 26.2 MMT even with last year if realized.
Weekly Harvest Report (Erica Oakley)
- Welcome to the second Harvest Report for the 2021/22 U.S. wheat crop. Hard red winter (HRW) harvest continued slowly in Texas, while 10% of Louisiana’s SRW harvest is complete. Samples of HRW and SRW will begin arriving in the coming weeks; initial grade and crop quality data should be available early to mid-June Full Report – Click Here
Widespread rainfall this week improved conditions in parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. The upper plains, including the Dakotas, experienced warmer than normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation early in the week, further degrading dry conditions. The Pacific Northwest soft white wheat production region remains dry with above-normal temperatures.