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Spring Wheat Harvest Almost Caught Up to Normal

Another decent week in the fields has the US spring wheat harvest almost caught up to the average pace.
 
An estimated 82% of the American spring wheat crop was in the bin as of Sunday, according to Tuesday’s USDA crop progress report. That’s up from 69% a week earlier and now just 5 points behind the five-year average pace. As of mid-August, the harvest was running as many as 15 points behind the average.
 
In the primary production state of North Dakota, the harvest advanced to 76% complete from 59% a week earlier, ahead of 63% last year but still 10 points behind the average. The Minnesota harvest gained 9 points on the week to 94% complete, 2 points ahead of average, while Montana gained 10 points to 84% done, 1 point ahead of average. At 97% complete, the South Dakota is essentially winding up near the average pace.
 
At 69% good to excellent as of Sunday, the condition of the spring wheat crop was down 4 points from a week earlier.
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