Monthly archive for September 2014

COMMENTARY 9/30/14

Broad coverage of precipitation should limit harvest across much of the Corn Belt and Delta Thurs/Fri.  This will be followed by a significantly wet, cooler pattern in the Corn Belt, while mild-dry weather to the south should aids wheat planting. Freeze risk should impact the more Northern areas of the Corn […]

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COMMENTARY 9/29/14

Our above average temps should break Wed -Thurs as a more normal weather pattern begins. Widespread rains should impact the Delta and SE 2/3rd’s of the Corn Belt Thurs-Fri. Any freeze this weekend or next week should be limited to northern areas of the Corn Belt. In Brazil, heavy rains continue […]

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COMMENTARY 9/26/14**ND SRW IS FULL**

St Louis river levels DROPPING at +14.6ft  and forecast to be 8.4 by 10/1.  **SHOULD RIVER LEVELS CONTINUE TO DROP, THIS WILL CAUSE EVEN HIGHER FREIGHT COSTS PER BUSHEL.  To show JUST how much freight has skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks: On 9/10 it cost only .33 cents per bu to […]

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COMMENTARY 9/25/14**ND SRW IS FULL**

Excellent conditions for harvest into next week. The changes take place Tuesday-Friday as a cooler and stormier pattern slowly begins, initially bringing rain to the Central/Northern Plains, and then the Corn Belt.  In South America, the dry season is breaking for early planting in Center-West and Southeast Brazil, but heavy […]

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COMMENTARY 9/24/14**ND SRW IS FULL**

The U.S. weather outlook is below-average rainfall and above-average warmth will speed up corn and soybean harvesting as well as winter wheat planting.  The pattern gradually breaks into next week, likely slowing farm activity from west to east as rains unfold.  In South America, heavy t-storms in and […]

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COMMENTARY 9/23/14 **ND SRW IS FULL ~

 A period of warm temps along with little in the way of precipitation should accelerate harvest, as well as  winter wheat planting into early next week.  A major system will move through Tuesday-Thursday, most likely slowing activities from west to east.  In South America, heavy rains will be centered […]

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COMMENTARY 9/22/14

Dry, mild weather is accelerating harvest through next week.  Wheat planting should also advance, though rain Tuesday-Wednesday limits planting in Kansas-Nebraska.  A system should bring rain to the Central and Northern Plains and the Corn Belt next week with the best chance in the Plains.  Heavy rains focus on South Brazil over […]

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COMMENTARY 9/19/14

 Apart from the occasional Corn Belt thunder storm through Saturday and some western showers early in the up-coming week, most of the region stays drier and warmer than average through late-month, resulting in favorable conditions for corn and soybean harvesting (and SRW wheat planting). HIGH WATER!   St […]

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COMMENTARY 9/18/14 **ND SRW BIN IS BEGINING TO GET FULL ~ CALL FIRST**

 The 6-10 day forecast and the 8-14 day look good for harvest!  – Below normal precip, warm in the west, cool in the east.  A cool front will move across the Corn Belt over the weekend creating off widely-scattered showers.  The impact to harvest will be limited as low coverage and […]

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COMMENTARY 9/17/14

Big temperature swings over the next 10-14 days, resulting in a low to moderate chance for frost early next week across the northeast half of the soybeans.  Scattered storms temporarily slow harvesting in the Corn Belt within Friday-Sunday, but organized rainfall is increasingly likely to focus further to the southwest, slowing and stopping […]

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