U.S. Wheat Associates has released its 2019 Crop Quality Report for wheat customers from around the world. For hard red spring wheat, the report says this year’s crop was well above average for yield and protein. Production is estimated at 559 million bushels, up eight percent from the five-year average. Protein levels averaged 14.5 percent. The excessive rain and late harvest impacted the spring wheat crop with lower falling number values. For durum, U.S. Wheat Associates says the historic rains influenced yields and quality. Due to the unusual harvest conditions, roughly 20 percent of the durum crop was unharvested by mid-October. As a result, the entire crop is not represented in the report. A significant portion of the durum crop will be sold as feed.
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