US HRW harvest complete, SW harvest winding down: USWA

16 Sep 2022 | Mark Shenk

The US hard red winter (HRW) harvest is now complete, while the soft white (SW) harvest is winding down amid dry weather, the weekly harvest update from the US Wheat Associates (USWA) showed Friday.

Less than 10% of the SW winter crop in the Pacific Northwest remains as the harvest comes close to completion, as good conditions continue in the region.

Nationwide, the harvest is about 95% complete.

SW "data still reflect low protein, low moisture, and good test weight," according to the report.

The harvest of hard red spring (HRS) advanced rapidly because of dry conditions, with more than 85% of the crop harvested nationwide.

“HRS conditions remain stable with local sources reporting good quality and above average yields,” according to the report. 

The northern durum crop made “good progress” last week with Montana’s harvest 91% complete, and North Dakota’s crop 65% complete.

Nationwide, the harvest is approaching 80% complete.

With the 2022 HRW harvest is finished, and as a result, this will be the last weekly report for the 2022 harvest.