Kim Anderson Says Better Wheat Crop Conditions Will Offset Less Planted Acres in Oklahoma

Listen to Kim Anderson talk about the latest in the crop markets.

This Week on SUNUP is Oklahoma State University Extension grain market economist Kim Anderson. During this week’s edition, Anderson talks about winter wheat conditions across the state and more.

Looking at USDA’s recent release of the crop conditions report, Anderson said crop conditions are in a better state than last year.

“These good conditions are going to partially offset the five percent less planted acres in Oklahoma and the six percent less planted acres over the hard red winter wheat area,” Anderson said.

Regarding factors impacting the world market, Anderson said Russia is predicted to produce another 3.4 billion bushels of crops. If this is so, Anderson said this will make three years in a row for Russia.

“They have got a tremendous amount of wheat to put on the market, and they are going to produce more,” Anderson said.

Wheat has been trading between $5.44 and $5.81, Anderson said and is around $5.50 to $5.60 now.

This week on SUNUP:

  • Josh Bushong, OSU Extension area agronomy specialist, has an update on Oklahoma’s wheat crop and offers timely management advice.
  • Gary McManus, state climatologist, analyzes the improving drought picture in the Mesonet weather report.
  • Planning is underway for much-needed upgrades at the OSU Agronomy Research Station in Stillwater.
  • Marley Beem, OSU Extension aquaculture specialist, has timely pond management tips for the transition from winter to spring.
  • Mark Johnson, OSU Extension beef cattle breeding specialist, discusses how long cattle prices could remain at the current level.
  • Kim Anderson, OSU Extension grain marketing specialist, says wheat is in good to very good condition across the state.
  • John Weir, OSU Extension fire ecologist, has tips and safety recommendations for prescribed burns when there’s been plenty of moisture.

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