The USDA’s Brad Rippey says the spring wheat harvest is progressing rapidly. Noting that on August 19th, 60% of the harvest was complete, which is well ahead of the five-year average of 44% and even ahead of last year’s drought-affected crop of 55% harvested.
“In our last spring wheat condition of the year, as harvest has now passed the half-way mark, shows this crop ending the season at 74% good-to-excellent, just 5% very poor-to-poor. And what a change from last year’s crop that was just 34% good-to-excellent and 43% very poor-to-poor.”
Meanwhile, Rippey says the winter wheat harvest is nearly complete nationwide.
“97% of the crop harvested, one point behind the five-year average, one point behind last year. The only state with more than one-eighth of the crop left in the field is Montana, 85% harvested, behind the five-year average of 91%.”
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