Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Jun 13 2022
Crop Progress - Monday, June 13, 2022
State This Week Last Week Last Year 5 Year Average
North Dakota        
Planted 70 33 82 83
Emerged 20 2 39 43
South Dakota        
Planted 56 35 75 63
Planted 40 32 54 52
Planted 70 30 94 95
Planted 47 25 61 51
Planted NA 55 64 60
Grower report
Bismarck, ND area producer Clark Coleman says he is done planting this year’s sunflower crop. He was about 5-6 days behind schedule. Due to the cooler temperatures and intermittent rain, he feels his crops are currently in a good position.
Registration Continues for 2022 NSA Summer Seminar
Registration continues for the 2022 NSA Summer Seminar, scheduled for June 28-30, 2022. This year’s Summer Seminar will be held in Grand Forks, North Dakota. You can register on our website – go to The program has been finalized and is on the website.  You’ll find our scheduled events, as well as hotel information and more. Registration is $375 and golf at $145 and will increase at the door.  To make your reservation, call 701-772-8404, or visit their website Reservations | Grand Forks | Canad Inns (  The NSA Group Code is 16445. Contact Tina Mittelsteadt at with questions.
Worries about tight commodity supplies in the United States and export challenges in Ukraine are still front and center for traders. Prices for the big three commodities of corn, soybeans and wheat have been very volatile reacting to the latest news and rumors in the Russia/Ukraine conflict. Ukraine is the world's largest sunflower seed producer and sunflower oil exporter, but its invasion by Russia in February and the heavy fighting since have clouded the outlook for crop production and exports. For 2022/23, global sunflower seed production is going to be a moving target depending on what actually gets planted in Ukraine this year. Nearby and new crop sunflower prices at the crush plants have remained strong throughout the market turmoil and were unchanged this week. Dry and warm weather allowed producers to make excellent planting progress in the past week. Sunflower planting continues in all states but is behind last year at this same time and the five-year average in the Dakotas and Minnesota. In the High Plains states, planting progress is also behind last year’s pace and the five-year average. As of June 12, 62% of expected 2022 sunflower acreage was in the ground, up from 34% from the week prior but behind the five-year average of 71%. Weather conditions are expected to be more favorable in the next two weeks and should allow for planting to pick up speed as growers across the U.S. finish sowing activities.
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