Spring wheat harvest is going fast in Minnesota. USDA says harvest is 76 percent complete, well ahead of last year. CHS Northland Grain General Manager DuWayne Thompson says the crop is ripe and dry near St. Hilaire. “The quality of the crop is good, but protein levels are higher than usual.” Protein ranges from 13 to 16.5 percent protein or higher. Thompson says there is no discount for farmers at 15 percent protein. “There’s been a lot of conversation about it. The market usually has quirks in it early and will need to work itself out, it will.” South Dakota harvest is typically further ahead of Minnesota, but not this year. South Dakota’s spring wheat harvest is at 72 percent complete, while North Dakota’s spring wheat harvest is at 24 percent complete.
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