Wheat Outlook

  • May 31, 2024 – U.S. winter wheat crop conditions slipped lower this week. Spring wheat planting is progressing at an above normal pace. Drought conditions worsened in western Kansas and western Oklahoma but there is rain in the forecast.
  • May 24, 2024 – The condition index for U.S. winter wheat declined slightly this week, as it normally does as we head into harvest. 10% of Texas wheat has been harvested.
  • May 17, 2024 – The condition index for the U.S. winter wheat crop was down 1 point this week with wheat rated very poor and poor up 2%, good and excellent unchanged. The area of the Southern Plains under some degree of drought fell 1% to 52%.
  • May 10, 2024 – The world wheat stocks to use ratio tightens for the fifth year in a row in the first look at the 2024/25 marketing year.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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TAMU 2124
College Station, Texas 77843
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