Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Nov 14 2022
Crop Progress - Monday, November 14, 2022
State This Week Last Week Last Year 5 Year Average
North Dakota        
Harvested 91 82 81 71
South Dakota        
Harvested 93 84 81 70
Harvested 93 87 99 87
Harvested 73 53 79 81
Harvested 88 78 88 80
Harvested 100 98 91 86
Seed Quality - Monday, November 14, 2022
High Plains 2022 2021 Northern Plains 2022 2021
Oil Content 40.2% 39.9% Oil Content 44.3% 44.9%
Foreign Material 6.1% 6.9% Foreign Material 4.1% 3.7%
Moisture 7.2% 6.5% Moisture 8.8% 9.2%
Test Weight 29.0 lbs. 29.2 lbs. Test Weight 30.3 lbs. 32.3 lbs.
Grower Report
Onida, South Dakota grower Chuck Todd has finished harvesting. Even with the spring hail damage his yields averaged 2600 lbs. Farmers in surrounding areas averaged 2200-3000 lbs. The test weights were 31.5 lbs. with a moisture level of 8.5 %. He says he saw more seed weevil damage then he initially anticipated.
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Nearby NuSun and high oleic prices at the crush plants were down 25 cents to unchanged last week. Overall, NuSun and high oleic prices continue to trade 75 to 90 cents per cwt. lower than the 60-day moving average at the ND crush plants. 2023 new crop was unchanged to up 50 cents. USDA released its latest supply and demand reports last week. USDA put soybean production at 4.346 billion bushels, above the trade’s expectation of 4.324 billion bushels and the October estimate of 4.313 billion bushels. In addition, U.S. ending soybean stocks were raised to 220 million bushels, above the trade’s expectation of 215 million bushels and USDA’s October estimate of 200 million bushels.  The increase in yield and stocks for soybeans were a surprise as traders expected little to no change. Rain and snow events slowed harvest in the past week. Despite the weather sunflower producers did make good harvest progress. Harvest progress advanced 9% to 92% complete for the week ending November 13. In the past week, producers harvested an additional 139,530 acres pushing 2022 harvested acres to about 1,415,395 acres. Last year at this same time about 81% of acres were harvested. Harvest progress remains 21% ahead of the five-year average. All eyes are now on global uncertainty with the Black Sea grain corridor agreement expiring on November 19, and upcoming crop weather conditions in South America as their crop is nearly finished being planted.
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