Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Nov 28 2022
Crop Progress - Monday, November 28, 2022
State This Week Last Week Last Year 5 Year Average
North Dakota        
Harvested NA 94 96 84
South Dakota        
Harvested NA 96 92 86
Harvested NA 90 97 96
Harvested NA 93 95 93
Harvested 100 100 100 99
Harvested 100 100 100 88
Seed Quality - Monday, November 28, 2022
High Plains 2022 2021 Northern Plains 2022 2021
Oil Content 40.2% 39.4% Oil Content 44.4% 44.4%
Foreign Material 6.1% 6.9% Foreign Material 4.1% 3.7%
Moisture 7.2% 6.5% Moisture 8.8% 8.5%
Test Weight 29.0 lbs. 29.2 lbs. Test Weight 30.3 lbs. 31.8 lbs.
Call for Papers
Here’s your chance to be a part of the National Sunflower Association’s Research Forum. We are looking for research papers to be presented at the NSA Research Forum, set for January 11-12, 2023, in Fargo, ND. Presentations may be either oral or in the form of a poster. A time will be designated for authors to be with their posters and answer questions. Each oral presentation will be limited to 10-12 minutes with 2-3 minutes allowed for questions. Visit if you are interested in presenting a paper. You do not have to submit the actual paper or poster at this time, just the information indicated online and the author information. Submissions must be completed by December 12, 2022.
Nearby NuSun and high oleic prices at the crush plants are unchanged this week. Overall, NuSun and high oleic prices continue to trade 65 to 75 cents per cwt. lower than the 60-day moving average at the ND crush plants. 2023 new crop was unchanged to up 50 cents. Sunflower harvest is getting closer to the finish line for this season. Very favorable weather conditions in the past week allowed sunflower producers to make good harvest progress. Due to technical issues USDA did not release updated harvest results this week. As of last week, harvest progress was about a week ahead of normal and advanced to 95% complete for the week with 2022 harvested acres at about 1,471,190 acres. Last year at this same time about 95% of acres were harvested. Harvest progress remains ahead of the five-year average of 87%. Crop quality remains very good, and yields have been above expectations in most cases. With the Black Sea grain corridor agreement extension in place, upcoming crop progress and weather conditions in South America will be a more important market feature. Traders are expecting a record breaking Brazilian soybean crop which is nearly finished being planted. The trade is also monitoring the potential for a rail workers strike. The U.S.’s largest rail workers union struck down a vote on a deal with railways. This raises the risk that a rail workers strike could be imminent and could shutdown grain and fertilizer supplies.
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