Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Jun 12 2023
Crop Progress - Monday, June 12, 2023
State This Week Last Week Last Year 5 Year Average
North Dakota        
Planted 75 41 65 76
Emerged 39 13 17 34
South Dakota        
Planted 70 41 53 56
Emerged 23 5 NA NA
Planted 33 18 39 50
Planted 96 92 64 88
Planted 55 36 44 50
Planted NA 61 65 68
Grower report
Bismarck, ND area producer Clark Coleman says he is done planting this year’s sunflower crop. He was about a week behind schedule. His planting conditions were good, but the extremely hot temperatures lately have left his crops really needing some rain. His sunflowers are currently at the v-4 growth stage.
Registration Continues for 2023 NSA Summer Seminar
Registration continues for the 2023 NSA Summer Seminar, scheduled for June 27-29, 2023. This year’s Summer Seminar will be held in Spearfish, South Dakota. You can register on our website – go to 2023 NSA Summer Seminar ( You’ll find our schedule as well as hotel information and more. The program has been finalized and is on the website.  Registration is $375 and golf at $160 and will increase at the door.  To make your hotel reservation, call 605-642-4683 or go to: Hotel in Spearfish | Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center Hotel (  Contact Tina Mittelsteadt at with questions.
Nearby prices were mixed this week up 30 cents to down 15 cents at the crush plants. New crop was down 85 cents to unchanged. Last week USDA released the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. This month’s U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2023/24 included higher beginning and ending stocks. Higher beginning stocks reflect reduced exports for 2022/23, down 15 million bushels to 2.0 billion based on lower-than-expected shipments in May and competition from South America. As expected by the trade the report was not a big market mover as most supply and demand fundamentals were already factored into prices. The market's main concern going forward will continue to be domestic weather. Dry and warm weather allowed producers to make good planting progress in the past week. Sunflower planting continues in all states and is ahead of last year at this same time and the five-year average in Colorado, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. In Kansas, planting progress is slightly behind last year’s pace and the five-year average. As of June 11, 923,600 acres or 71% of the expected 2023 sunflower acreage was in the ground, up from 43% from the week prior and ahead of the five-year average of 64%. Weather conditions are expected to continue to be favorable in the next two weeks and should allow for most planting to wrap up as growers across the U.S. finish sowing activities. The recent above average temperatures have left crops across the sunflower growing region needing some rain.
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