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 June 18, 2021

Operating Across the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest

6/17/2021: The 2021 HRW wheat harvest is now picking up speed as hot temperatures, wind and lower humidity prevails across most of the southern and central Great Plains.  Very good yields (generally 40 bu/ac (2.69 tons/ha) to 60 bu/ac (4.0 tons/ha) and test weights (most areas above 60 lbs./bu (78.9 kg/hl) to as high as 65 lbs./bu (85.4 kg/hl) continue to be reported across much of the region.  The exceptions have been those areas in central Texas that received 6” to 8” (15 to 20 cm) after the crop matured affecting test weight and final yield.

The Texas HRW wheat crop is now 38% harvested, those acres are predominately in southern and central part of the state.  Harvested acres remain behind the 5-year average of 55% by this date with progress starting to pick up as cloudy cool and rainy conditions have given way to sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s.

Oklahoma, (now 19% complete with harvest) is also still significantly behind the 5-year average of 41% harvested by this date and continues across from the Oklahoma/Texas border to the Oklahoma/Kansas border.  Oklahoma is reporting very good yields and test weights with wide ranges of protein generally 10.5% to 11.5%.

Kansas, (now 7% complete with harvest) and while behind the 5-year average of 7% by this date is closer to normal than Oklahoma and Texas.  Yield, test weight and protein are much like those being reported in Oklahoma.  Kansas has had much higher temperatures than Oklahoma or Texas recently with a heat advisory in affect through Thursday evening, June 17th for northern Kansas and southern Nebraska.

On a positive note, harvest weather continues to prevail in almost all areas of the southern and central Great Plains where harvest has begun.  The first samples of the 2021 HRW crop are expected to arrive in the lab today.

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

  • PGI HRW Harvest Report June 18, 2021

    6/17/2021: The 2021 HRW wheat harvest is now picking up speed as hot temperatures, wind and lower humidity prevails across most of the southern and central Great Plains.  Very good yields (generally […]Read More

  • PGI HRW Harvest Summary June 11, 2021

    6/10/2021: The Texas HRW wheat crop is now 25% harvested, those acres are predominately in southern half of the state. Harvested acres remain behind the 5-year average of 40% by this date […]Read More

  • PGI HRW Harvest Report June 4, 2021

    6/3/2021: The Texas HRW wheat crop is now 23% harvested, those acres are predominately in southern half of the state.  Harvested acres remain behind 2020 and the 5-year average for this date […]Read More

  • PGI HRW Harvest Report May 28, 2021

    5/28/2021: Winter wheat harvest (for grain) in Texas now stands at 12% (mostly in the coastal area), that is down from 24% harvested in 2020 at this time and 3% down from […]Read More

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