Hard red winter wheat was steady at a test weight of 61.7 lb/bu, slightly above last year's weight, Plains Grains Inc. noted in its Sept. 11 HRW Harvest Summary, the final 2020 harvest summary.
Plains Grains will issue a final report by mid-October, which will include weighted data for production and protein breakouts. In most years, according to Plains Grains, this results in small changes in the final numbers compared to current composite averages.
All 11 hard red winter wheat states — Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming — report 100% completion of their harvests.
The summary also noted that preliminary bake data shows this crop is on the lower end of protein in terms of desired volume, but the protein quality is present and provides exceptionally good water absorption that delivers end-product quality.
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