Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Nov 29 2021
Crop Progress - Monday, November 29, 2021
State This Week Last Week Last Year 5 Year Average
North Dakota        
Harvested 96 90 98 84
South Dakota        
Harvested 92 90 95 86
Harvested 97 94 100 96
Harvested 95 93 98 93
Seed Quality - Monday, November 29, 2021
High Plains 2021 2020 Northern Plains 2021 2020
Oil Content 39.9% 39.4% Oil Content 44.4% 43.5%
Foreign Material 6.9% 6.6% Foreign Material 3.7% 4.4%
Moisture 6.5% 7.3% Moisture 8.5% 8.9%
Test Weight 29.2 lbs. 28.7 lbs. Test Weight 31.8 lbs. 29.5 lbs.
NSA Board of Directors to meet this week
The National Sunflower Association’s Board of Directors will meet on December 2-3. Agenda items include discussions on blackbird damage management, crop insurance, grower and industry reports, the association’s budget, as well as product and grower promotion. Officers will also be elected.
Register Now for the 2022 NSA Research Forum
Registration is now open for the 2022 NSA Research Forum, scheduled for January 12-13, 2022 at the Holiday Inn (3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo, ND) Visit 2022 NSA Research Forum ( to register for the forum at the early bird price of $130.  You’ll find hotel information there as well.
Nearby NuSun prices were down 25 cents to unchanged with high oleic down 15 cents to unchanged at the crush plants. Overall, NuSun and high oleic prices continue to trade higher than the 60-day moving average at the crush plants. 2022 new crop were down 15 cents to unchanged last week. Birdfood is trading mostly around $30.65-$33.50 in South Dakota with North Dakota prices trading for as much as $33.00 in some locations.  Sunflower harvest continues to inch closer to the finish line for this season. Very favorable weather conditions in the past week allowed sunflower producers to make good harvest progress. Harvest progress advanced 4% to 95% complete for the week ending November 28. Last year at this same time 97% of the crop was in the bin. Harvest progress remains 8% ahead of the five-year average. In the past week, producers harvested an additional 40,340 acres pushing 2021 harvested acres to about 1,077,000 acres. Crop quality remains very good, and yields continue to trend above expectations in most cases. 2022 new crop confection contracts are available at the processing plants. Red River Commodities is offering new crop contracts for oils, conoils, confection and organic conoils. New crop confection and conoil contracts are also available with CHS Sunflower. Other confection processors are expected to announce new crop contracting opportunities soon if they have not already done so. In the near term, harvest progress, and crop quality will continue to be key to prices going forward.
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