According to U.S. Wheat Associates, the average grade for spring wheat this past year was No. 1 Northern Spring with a test weight of 61.8 pounds. Wheat protein average 14.3 percent. The crop also had significantly higher vitreous kernel and falling number values than in 2019. The quality of durum crop improved over last year. Eighty-seven percent of the durum crop graded U.S. No. 1 or 2 Hard Amber Durum, up from just 37 percent last year. The test weight averaged 62.2 pounds with protein averaging 13.4 percent. The durum crop had high vitreous kernel content and falling numbers and improved semolina color.
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