Winter Wheat Plantings Are Looking Good Rippey Notes

When it comes to winter wheat plantings nationwide, 87% of the crop is in the ground. “We did have some delays early on due to dryness, but now, at this point in the planting season, we see all 18 production states within 10% either side of the 5-year average,” said USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “Now […]

Winter Wheat Plantings Near Average Nationwide

When looking at the pace of winter wheat plantings nationwide, USDA’s meteorologist Brad Rippey said while this year is close to average, numbers are still off last year’s pace. “In fact, identical.  80% is the planted number for October 24th.  That matches the five year average.  Four points behind last year, however.  84% on October […]

Winter Wheat Planting Progressing Nicely Across The U.S.

“Plating progress [of winter wheat] approaching the half way mark; 47% complete nationally,” said USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey. “Pretty close to the five-year average of 46% but slightly behind last year’s 50%. Most states continue to see planting progress moving along at a normal to ahead of normal pace.” Rippey noted there are some exceptions, […]

Rippey: Winter Wheat Plantings Slightly Ahead Of Average

According to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, 34% of the winter wheat crop in the ground nationwide which is a head of the typical pace. And some of the driest states he noted have the quickest planting progress. “Washington state, for example, 67% planted and then following that we have Nebraska; 61% planted. Also, more than […]

Don’t Forget Maintenance Before Storing Planters

As planting season wraps up, farmers might be tempted to put their planters in the shed without looking them over first. Grayson Catania, product marketing manager at CNH Industrial, said producers should go through several steps before storing their planters. “It’s always tempting to pack your planter away, catch up on other things, and move […]

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 […]