Wheat Condition Report

Winter wheat rated 34 pct g/e vs 61 last year.

Worst Natl April 1 rating since the 31 pct in 2002 when final winter wheat yield was 38.2 vs 47.2 last year.

Crop 30 pct poor vs 32 in 2011, 31 in ‘06 and 35 in ‘02.

Interestingly, in the four worst rated years on April 1, ’02, ’08,’09 and ‘11, the national ratings did not really improve through the entire spring. Those years saw final winter yield at 38.2, 471., 44.2 and 46.2 respectively (vs 47.2 last year).

Kansas rated 31 pct good vs 60 last year and 31 in 2011.

Okla rated 27 pct good vs 75 last year and 16 in 2011.

Texas rated 16 pct good vs 34 last year and 12 in 2011.

HRW condition index at 80 vs 97 last year

SRW condition index at 102 vs 104 last year

Conditions probably as expected tonite.