The 2022 HRW harvest continues to wind down in Oklahoma/Kansas/Texas. Cutting is now nearing completion in those states. Hot and windy conditions over the last 2 weeks have continued to allow significant progress with harvest. Yield reports continue to range from 20 bu/ac to 30 bu/ac range with some higher exceptions. The Texas harvest has moved into the higher elevations of the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles.
Test weights continue to average above 60 lb/bu again this week with just short of 200 samples now collected and in various stages of testing. Protein is now averaging 13.2% (with isolated reports again this week of over 15%). There are now just short of 200 samples in the lab with no expectation of that pace slowing over next week to 10 days. Early falling numbers are reflective of excessive rain events accompanied by high humidity during final stages of development. As Colorado and Nebraska ramp up for the start of harvest this week, Oklahoma/Texas/Kansas are winding down very quickly.