What Is the Expectation For Wheat Prices

Ahead of the latest USDA Supply and Demand forecast for wheat, many private analysts thought maybe USDA would reduce its previous forecast for ending stocks of wheat, or maybe up the forecast a bitHowever, “we didn’t change any of the supply or demand components,” said USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski. He added there just […]

Will Higher Prices Lead To More Wheat Plantings?

Given the strong prices reported as of recent, there is a lot of speculation of what’s going to happen to wheat acreage in the upcoming season.Last year’s average wheat price was $4.59 a bushel. Last week, prices were well over $6.00. Last year U.S. wheat growers planted the lowest acreage ever reported. USDA Outlook Chairman […]

NW 2021 Wheat Seedings down 2%, U.S. Plantings Up 5%

Going against the national trend, Northwest wheat growers planted fewer acres for the 2021 season. Idaho growers seeded 740,000 acres of winter wheat for the 2021 crop, up 3% from 2020, and 1 percent above the 2019 crop. Oregon farmers planted 710,000 acres of winter wheat, down 4% from the 2020 crop and down 4% […]

USDA: 2021 Wheat Acreage Up

For the past couple of years, the USDA has reported fewer and fewer wheat acres planted nationwide. Much of the reduction is blamed on low wheat prices. In 2020 all-wheat acreage hit 44.3 million acres, the lowest on record in over 100 years. But, when looking at the year ahead,” we have wheat acres expected […]

While The Northwest Is Dry, Winter Wheat Conditions Look Good Nationally

Drought continues to impact the winter wheat crop here in the Northwest.But for the most part, the crop, nationally looks good.USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “Overall, 46% of the winter wheat rated good to excellent,” said USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “That is up a point from last week. 18% very poor to poor that is also […]

Rippey: Planting Is Outpacing Emergence

When it comes to next year’s winter wheat crop, the USDA says planting is complete in most areas with the exception of areas that are traditionally planted later, such as some stretches of the Northwest. According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, 93% of winter wheat is in the ground nationally, slightly higher than the five-year […]

Dry Weather A Double Edged Sword For Wheat Growers

Much of the country is dealing with dry weather, which is both good news and bad news for the wheat community. First, the dry, and in many places, warm weather allows for planting to progress at a brisk pace. The latest figures show 68% of winter wheat is in the ground, ahead of the five […]

USDA: Good News & Bad News For Winter Wheat

When taking a look at the latest winter wheat numbers nationally, it’s a mixed bag. Clear dry weather across many of the top wheat states has led to a brisk clip when it comes to planting, but many of these same areas are short on moisture which is hurting establishment and emergence. USDA meteorologist Brad […]

Winter Wheat Planting Slightly Ahead Of Schedule

According to the USDA, 20% of winter wheat plantings were complete by Sunday, September 20th. USDA metorologist Brad Rippey said that’s one percentage point ahead of the 5-year average [of 19%] and two points ahead of numbers reported last year. “We see three states that have reached the 40% mark for winter wheat planting. Leading […]

Winter Wheat Plantings Up Year Over Year

Winter wheat planting for the nation is a head of schedule. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist said as of Sunday, one tenth of the 2021 Winter Wheat crop was in the ground, which is two points ahead of the five-year average and four percentage points ahead of this time last year. He noted the two states […]