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 Report July 30, 2021

Operating Across the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest

7/29/2021: The 2021 HRW harvest continues to roll through areas of the central, northern, and northwestern US with only 4 states remaining that have completed less than 85% harvest.  Colorado and Nebraska are over 95% complete with harvest in the central US and is progressing quickly across the northern states and in the Pacific Northwest. Northern and northwestern states harvest have been significantly accelerated due to extreme drought and heat. Several areas in that region continue to report abandon acres and at this point are hopeful for significant moisture needed to start planting the 2022 crop in a very few weeks.

There are now 411 samples in various stages of testing. The averages below reflect composite numbers not weighted for production. This week they also include samples from South Dakota and southward as well as the first 3 samples out of Montana.  Protein increased this week (11.6%) which was reflective of samples from more western and northern regions where moisture stress was a factor. As was the case last week, other kernel factors were negatively affected by those same stress factors including test weight (60.6 lb/bu, 79.7 kg/hl) and TKW (30.4g) down from last week’s 30.8g.  Average Falling Number this week changed only 1 second 276 seconds and represents 271 of the 411 samples now in the lab.  Work continues in the lab to determine the effect of the overall lower than expected falling numbers as well as the overall functionality of protein averages hovering in the mid 11% range. The issue is exacerbated this year with the significantly reduced availability of a northern US HRW crop.

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.

Recent News & Articles

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