Winter wheat harvest is nearing competition near Onida, South Dakota. Oahe Grain Corporation General Manager Tim Luken looks back at the crop. “Towards the end of winter wheat harvest, we were cutting wheat with yields in the upper 80s to lower 90s. I’m going to put this crop at a 78 to 82 bushel per acre average crop in this area. We ended up taking in 1.2 million bushels of winter wheat with an average of 62 pounds and the protein at 13.1 percent. It was excellent quality, without much of a rain.” Spring wheat harvest is underway. This week’s warm conditions will continue to progress the crop. “It looks good so far. The protein ranges from upper 15 to 16 percent. Test weight is at 60 pounds plus. We’ll know more this week.”
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