Extremely low rainfall August-October is worrisome for bread wheat prospects in the United States. It is the second year in a row of serious drought.
The USDA issued the first official winter wheat ratings of the new season showing 47 percent good-excellent, 37 percent fair and 16 percent poor-very poor as of October 23. Crop condition reports are not useful at this stage since only 56% of winter wheat has germinated and “emerged” .
Planting was 82% complete in hard red winter wheat. The 7 key bread wheat states Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota produce 58% of United States winter wheat... subscribers continue to full story...