Wheat Outlook

  • May 10, 2022 – The crop condition rating of U.S. winter wheat improved in this week’s Crop Progress report. The share of Kansas wheat rated good and excellent increased. The Texas wheat crop index was down. The Southern Plains Drought Index held about steady.
  • April 29, 2022 – The crop condition index for U.S. winter wheat declined to a season low this week. Notable was a drop in wheat rated good and excellent in Kansas. The drought monitor for the Southern Plains held about steady. Moisture prospects, thought light, again on the horizon.
  • April 22, 2022 – U.S. winter wheat condition ratings fell again this week. Though light and late, measurable precipitation is back in the five-day forecast for parts of the hardest hit drought areas in the Southern Plains.
  • April 13, 2022 – U.S. wheat crop condition ratings continue well below normal but did show some improvement in this week’s Crop Progress report. Despite wheat supply concerns caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, USDA cut projected U.S. wheat exports again in the April WASDE.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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College Station, Texas 77843
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