Monthly archive for August 2014

COMMENTARY 8/15/14**NEW DOUGLAS WHEAT ~SAME PRICE AS THE RIVER!!

Generally dry overnight.  Despite that there is a dry area from the northern Plains into the central Corn Belt, widespread coverage of average to above average rainfall is expected across a large area over the next 10 days, including the driest growing areas. Temps should average warmer than usual across the central U.S. […]

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COMMENTARY 8/14/14

A seasonable, warm pattern begins shortly and continues for the next 7-10 days.  This should still be some what supportive for storms to form, but  forecasting rainfall timing, locations, and amounts is hard.  Widespread rainfall is expected, but best chances over the next five days are just south of driest areas.  Most areas still […]

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COMMENTARY8/13/14

Precip the past 24 hours amounted to less than ½” for MI, OH, NE and parts of IN. Temperatures turn considerably warmer from this weekend forward as upper-level high pressure expands.  There is very little consistency in the major computer models, however, the heat is mostly likely to persist for […]

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COMMENTARY 8/12/14

CORN                       UP 2 The USDA didn’t believe the trade’s 170 bpa average yield estimate.  They added just 2.1 bushels to the avg yield taking it from 167.4  to 167.4.  This adjustment, with no change in harvested area boosted production 172 mbu to 14.03 billion (vs avg trade guess of 14.252bill). […]

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COMMENTARY 8/11/14

The weekend brought ½ to 1 ½” to in eastern NE, central MN, and the southern half of IN. SW IA and SE IL reported ¼ to ¾” amounts. In the West,  ½ to 1″ hit  Kansas, 1-2″ fell in NE South Dakota.   Mainly dry and cool weather continue through […]

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COMMENTARY**8/8/14**NEW DOUGLAS WHEAT ~SAME PRICE AS THE RIVER!!

Despite recent rainfall, widespread amounts are still needed across the corn/bean belt — especially to the north.  More than 50% of corn and soybeans were drier than usual over the last 7, 14, and 30 days.  Areas of rain will primarily focus along the periphery of concentrated production through […]

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COMMENTARY**8/7/2014

WOW!! ½” to 1 ½” rains fell over SW IA, and NW, MO and the overnight brought rains from KS into S IL with 2-3” amounts noted. Heavy rain focuses on southern corn and soybeans through tomorrow, and a few areas of rain occur spottier through Monday.  Although many […]

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COMMENTARY 8/6/14

Multiple waves of energy drift across the central U.S. and develop areas of rain and storms through Monday.  It is not possible to forecast exactly when and where organized rainfall will occur given the limitations of computer model algorithms.  The same limitations also severely reduce the usefulness […]

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COMMENTARY 8/5/14

Scattered showers of 3/10 to 2.0” amounts that stretched from SE MN/E IA across much of WI and into C and N IL.  Corn and bean condition ratings are #7 and #3 highest since 1986, but the proportion of each crop that was wetter than usual over the last 30 […]

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COMMENTARY 8/4/14

Weekend showers were disappointing and limited to ¼ to ¾” amounts over parts of the Belt.  Going forward, ¾ to 1 ¾ inches is most probable for much of the Central Belt, especially during the Tue-Thu period. The highest chances are across the southwest half to two-thirds of corn […]

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