Your Link to Quality Wheat

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 Summary Aug 5, 2022

Operating Across the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest

8/5/2022:

Hot, dry, and windy weather continues to be the dominate factor of the 2022 HRW wheat harvest.  The states of Colorado (99%) complete, Nebraska (97%) complete, Wyoming (99%) complete are all but done.  South Dakota is also winding down quickly, now at 82% complete.  Montana also made major progress this week now approaching half done at 41% complete.  The Pacific Northwest states also made significant progress this week, again as hot and dry weather continues to prevail.  Washington is now 18% complete, Idaho now 15% complete and Oregon at 41% complete.

There have now been 457 samples pulled and sent to the lab for evaluation across 34 grainsheds and 8 states.   Of those 457 there are 432 in various stages of evaluation for mill/dough/bake properties as well as kernel characteristics.  Of the samples now in the lab there have been 40 composites formed by (low/medium/high) protein and by grainshed.  The results of testing to this point are shown in the table below as a summary of kernel information.  Additionally, very early flour yield on the first 24 composites (TX, OK, KS) are ranging from 77%-78%, Test Weight 60.5 lb/bu, size distribution L 56.8%, M 41.7%, S 1.5%, single kernel – 30.3 TKW. Hardness 64.5, ash 1.6 on 12% MB.

Test weights continue to be very good, average above 60 lb/bu (now 60.5 lb/bu) with protein still averaging 12.9% as measured by FGIS.  Dockage increased slightly this week to 0.5% (as a result after rounding up from 0.46% average).  Early overall loaf volumes (first 8 samples) are exceeding expectations, averaging 925cc overall.

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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