U.S. Wheat Associates Harvest Report – June 29, 2018

Hard Red Winter
Widespread rain that brought harvest to a virtual halt for more than a week is being replaced by hot, windy conditions
that are drying the wheat and soil. Industry estimates that dryland harvest is mostly complete in Texas and Oklahoma
and is 59% harvested. Test cutting started in Colorado this week. Yields remain variable but generally better than
expected in drought areas. An additional 61 samples from Texas, Oklahoma and southern Kansas were analyzed this
week. After the rain, test weights are down slightly from last week, but the samples average Grade #1 HRW. Protein
remains very good at 12.7% (12% moisture basis) average. U.S. flour millers remain positive about early flour and
dough functionality tests. Yield potential was already higher in the remaining crops to be harvested and the rain on the
maturing crop was widespread, which will pressure test weights and protein levels going forward. Grass weed
pressure is a concern in some remaining areas.

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