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We Serve hard red winter(HRW) wheat producers through our quality testing, timely reporting, enhanced marketing and the development of the buyer relationships.

PGI HRW Harvest Report Sept 3 2021

Operating Across the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest

9/2/2021: The 2021 HRW harvest is now complete with planting of the 2022 crop underway in several states. This will be the final harvest report for 2021 with a summary of all data following within the next 3 to 4 weeks reviewing lab test results and early crop development as it exists at that time.

Early testing data: There are currently 522 of an expected 525 samples in the lab and with grade data on 488 of those.  Moisture (10.9%), protein (11.9%) and dockage (0.5%) remained unchanged this week. TKW decreased this week from 30.2 grams to 30.0 grams, test weight decreased from 60.4 lbs/bu (79.5 kg/hl) to 60.3 lbs/bu (79.3 kg/hl).  Both are a reflection of the weather extremes (heat and drought) imposed on this crop during the growing season.  Falling number increased slightly from last week’s (364 sec.) to (368 sec.) this week. Foreign material increased slightly this week (from 0.2% to 0.3%). Other kernel factors remained unchanged from last week.

There are now 70 composites formed with 59 samples now milled.  Dough and bake tests continue on samples from Texas through Nebraska.  Overall average bake absorption is 62.5% down slightly from last week’s 62.7% (maximum 67.0%, minimum 59.6%. std dev. 1.8%).  Overall average farinograph stability is 9 minutes with a std dev of 1.81 min.  Farinograph average absorption (14% mb) is 58.4% with a std dev of 2.3%. Alveograph data continues to indicate the need for monitoring during mixing as over mixing will be possible.  As was stated last week, while predictive test indicates shorter stability times and weaker dough strength this crop can still make a very good final product, the average loaf volume of 882cc (average across all protein ranges) when handled properly.  This is above the industry standard (Wheat Quality Council, Quality Targets) for acceptable loaf volume is >850cc.

Who We Are & What We Do

Hard Red Wheat FieldPlains Grains, Inc. (PGI) is a private, nonprofit wheat marketing organization dedicated to providing the link between producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat, grain companies, and foreign and domestic flour millers to benefit all segments of the wheat industry.

Our mission is to:

  • Gather and deliver timely quality and production data
  • Cultivate relationships between producers, elevators, grain handlers, and domestic and foreign millers
  • Effectively market the quality characteristics of annual HRW wheat to interested buyers

We serve the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest states of Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming and are guided by a board of directors who represent these states.

How We Work with Customers

We work with buyers and producers of hard red winter wheat(HRW). For buyers we help want to help you make the best possible purchasing decisions based on the most up-to-date quality wheat information. For sellers we’re able to provide quality data to market your wheat, along with PGI buyer connections to ensure wheat producers receive a fair price.

  • Buyers

    Helping you find the quality you want.

    We are dedicated to helping buyers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat make the best possible purchasing decisions based on the most up-to-date quality wheat information. Through our established relationships with producers, elevators, grain handlers, and domestic and foreign millers, we gather HRW wheat crop quality and production data directly from the sources. Quality testing accurately defines the value of the current year’s HRW wheat for millers and bakers by demonstrating:

    • Where wheat of specific quality can be originated
    • Factors used to determine the value for application in end-use products
    • Unbiased third-party evaluation of flour, dough, and baking properties
  • Producers

    Helping you successfully market your wheat

    Our goal is to successfully link producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat with buyers from around the globe seeking quality product at a fair price. We are continually identifying ways to strengthen relationships with both domestic and foreign buyers to complement the efforts of U.S. Wheat Associates to market HRW wheat. By providing quality data, we can help millers and bakers make purchasing decisions based on quality factors as well as price. Our annual quality survey helps ensure buyers purchase a consistent product—they will know what to expect from HRW wheat in PGI’s member states. This decreases risk, ensures quality, and allows wheat producers to receive a fair price.

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