Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Nov 15 2021
Crop Progress - Monday, November 15, 2021
State This Week Last Week Last Year 5 Year Average
North Dakota        
Harvested 83 67 92 73
South Dakota        
Harvested 83 72 80 73
Harvested 100 96 100 95
Harvested 82 61 98 84
Harvested 89 82 89 80
Harvested 98 92 91 86
Seed Quality - Monday, November 15, 2021
High Plains 2021 2020 Northern Plains 2021 2020
Oil Content 39.9% 40.2% Oil Content 44.9% 43.7%
Foreign Material 6.9% 5.8% Foreign Material 3.7% 3.5%
Moisture 6.5% 8.0% Moisture 9.2% 9.7%
Test Weight 29.2 lbs. 29.4 lbs. Test Weight 32.3 lbs. 30.5 lbs.
Grower report
Lindsborg, KS grower Karl Esping has just started to harvest. He experienced no disease issues this year and only sprayed for head moth. He says they received above average rainfall in late August and September which was very beneficial for his double crop sunflowers that were planted in June.
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Nearby NuSun and high oleic prices at the crush plants were unchanged to up 20 cents. Overall, NuSun and high oleic prices continue to trade 50 cents to $1.05 per cwt. higher than the 60-day moving average at the crush plants. 2022 new crop was unchanged to up 20 cents this week. USDA released its latest supply and demand reports this week. USDA lowered soybean yield resulting in a 23 million bushel drop in production for 2021-22 to 4.425 billion bushels. However, ending stocks were raised from last month by 20 million bushels to 340 million bushels, largely because of a 40 million bushel cut in exports. The export reduction reflected reduced global imports and lower than expected shipments through October. The big debate now among traders will be whether USDA needs to cut exports even more in upcoming reports because of the slow pace of exports to China as their demand has slowed down and they are buying beans from Brazil rather than the U.S. Two rain/snow events slowed harvest in the past week. Despite the weather sunflower producers did make good harvest progress. Harvest progress advanced 13% to 84% complete for the week ending November 14. Harvest progress remains 9% ahead of the five-year average. In the past week, producers harvested an additional 147,000 acres pushing 2021 harvested acres to about 961,000 acres. Harvest progress remains about equal to the five-year average. Last year at this same time about 87% of acres were harvested.
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