Wheat Outlook

  • September 22, 2023 – Spring wheat harvested as of September 17 was 93%, on par with the 5-year average. Winter wheat sowing is underway, 15% planted on September 17, 16% average. Rainfall of ½ inch or better has covered much of the Southern Plains the last 30 days.
  • September 15, 2023 – The supply and demand balance sheet for U.S. wheat was unchanged in the September WASDE. The same cannot be said for the world wheat situation where supplies were down and use little changed. The trend of a tighter stocks-to-use ratio outside the U.S. is extended.
  • September 8, 2023 – Spring wheat harvested as of September 3 was 74%, winter wheat sowing is 1%. Widespread and significant rainfall is in the 7-day forecast for the Southern Plains.
  • September 1, 2023 – The condition rating of the U.S. spring wheat crop was down again this week with harvest reaching 54%. No rain forecast for the Southern Plains the next 7 days with winter wheat sowing just around the corner.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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College Station, Texas 77843
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