USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (MN) –
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- 97% Spring Wheat Emergence – 2 wks ahead of 2020 and avg
- 42% HRS Jointed – 12 days ahead of 2020 and the avg.
- HRS Conditions: 0% Very Poor, 2% Poor, 18% Fair, 64% Good, 16% Ex.
- Top Soil Moisture: 4% very short, 20% short, 71% adequate, & 5% surplus
- Sub Soil Moisture: 6% very short, 24% short, 68% 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 Golf Events
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
** Awards, social and light meal will be served at the end of play at both locations.
ENTRY FEES: per location
MAWG members: $30
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.
Northern Soil Compaction Conference
- Is soil compaction squeezing your yields? The University of Minnesota Extension is proud to partner with NDSU and Manitoba Ag and Resource Development to bring you the Northern Soil Compaction Conference. This virtual event will be held on June 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (CST).
- Topics will include how compaction affects root and crop growth, yields, fertility, crop diseases, and management strategies to alleviate or avoid the negative effects of compaction. There will be demonstrations highlighting tire versus track research, and tire and equipment maintenance that will help you manage and reduce compaction.
The cost of the 2-day conference is $50. Visit z.umn.edu/NSCC2021 for more information and to register.
National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) Update
NAWG Launches Drought Awareness Campaign
- This week, NAWG launched a social media campaign highlighting the severe drought that is impacting farmers in the West and High Plains. NAWG and its growers are posting images of wheat crops, articles relating to the drought, and drought monitoring resources. We would love your help spreading awareness of the drought. You can retweet and share our social media posts and even tag NAWG in your own crop pictures. To get started, follow NAWG’s social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook, plus follow our NEW accounts on LinkedIn and Instagram.
ERS Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade
- U.S. Agricultural Exports in the Fiscal Year 2021 Forecast Up $7.0 Billion to Record $164.0 Billion; Imports at $141.8 Billion…. Wheat exports are forecast at $6.9 billion, unchanged from the previous forecast. Unit values have surged higher due to dry growing conditions in some Northern Hemisphere wheat areas and rising corn prices. However, this is offset by a lower export volume forecast. Tighter U.S. wheat supplies and uncompetitive prices, relative to other major exporters, are expected to limit prospects for new-crop wheat exports. Read the report here.
Join the 2021 Sustainability Agronomy Conference Virtual Event & Conservation in Action Tour Series
- The Sustainable Agronomy Conference will provide Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs), Agri-Sales Professionals, and growers with the opportunity to fully understand and implement sustainable agronomy in the field. Learn the drivers, economics, agronomics, environmental benefits, and implementation techniques of sustainable crop production. Economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainable agronomy will be considered. Join July 20 & 27, August 3, 10, 17, & 24 for free! For more information and details to register, visit the website here.
Enter the Spring Wheat 2021 National Wheat Yield Contest
- National Yield Contest winter wheat entries are in, there are 252 dryland entries and 73 irrigated entries! A huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors: WestBred, BASF, John Deere, Ardent Mills, AgriMaxx, Grain Craft, Michigan Wheat, Croplan, Miller Milling, and Nutrien. Spring Wheat entries are accepted until August 1. Get your entry in by June 15 for the early entry cost of $100. The wheat contest is administered entirely online, and growers can register at 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
- Futures prices were mixed for the week. CBOT soft red winter (SRW) futures shed 11 cents to close at $6.63/bu. KCBT hard red winter (HRW) futures were also down 11 cents to end at $6.13/bu. MGE hard red spring (HRS) futures rose 27 cents to close at $7.27/bu. CBOT corn futures dropped 3 cents to end at $6.56/bu. CBOT soybean futures shed 4 cents to close at $15.30/bu
Commercial Sales: View the most recent USW Commercial Sales report here.
- This week’s commercial sales for marketing year 2020/21 were down significantly from last week to 29,500 metric tons (MT), below trade expectations of 75,000 MT to 180,000 MT. Year-to-date commercial sales for delivery in 2020/21 total 25.6 million metric tons (MMT), 4% lower than last year. USDA expects the total 2020/21 U.S. wheat exports to reach 26.2 MMT, which, if realized, would be even with the previous year’s total.
This week’s rainfall in Texas improved conditions, but some areas of the state were excessively wet following 8 to 10 inches of rain. The High Plains received between 1.5 to 3 inches of rain in western North Dakota southward to eastern Colorado and northwestern Kansas. Reports note that the moisture was quickly absorbed into the dry soil. In eastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, drought conditions expanded.
Figure 2: May 20th
Figure 1.1: May 27th
Weekly Harvest Report (Erica Oakley)