Monthly archive for October 2014

COMMENTARY 10/31/14 Happy Halloween!

Another great weekend for finishing up harvest!  In South America, yesterday brought dry weather to Argentina while parts of southern Brazil got ½ to 1 ¼ inches of rain and the north got 1/10 to ½ inch.  Immediate forecasts call for rains over eastern Argentina and central Brazilian […]

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COMMENTARY 10/30/14

Most areas in the U.S. should be dry through the weekend, then showers redevelop in the ECB briefly at the beginning of the week.  In South America, 1-2”rains fell across Argentina Wednesday. Brazil received between 1/10 and ½” in the states of Mato Grosso, Goias and Minas Gerais.  […]

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COMMENTARY 10/29/14

Great harvest weather in the US to wrap things up.  Brazil’s center-west soybean belt saw light rain over the past 24 hours with amounts ranged from 0.05 to 0.90 inch across the north half of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo to southern Bahia. The rains should intensify […]

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COMMENTARY 10/28/14

The U.S. should see definitive harvest progress the next two weeks across the Midwest. A frontal system sweeps across the Belt through Tuesday but after that mostly dry weather is forecast through early November.   Northern Brazil will see light rain through Wed and coverage should expand to other regions. The two […]

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COMMENTARY 10/27/14

The 6-10 day NWS is slightly wetter but overall should remain conducive to harvest.  Good weekend rains reported in Mato Grosso with decent amounts forecast for the rest of the week. St Louis river levels DROPPING at +13.4 ft  and forecast to be 10.8 by 11/21. CORN                     UP 10 A GREAT weekend […]

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COMMENTARY 10/24/14

The U.S. will be mostly dry through Sat/Sun/Mon, then showers north as Oct temps should be average above normal.  Brazil is expected to receive normal rains in the next 7-10  days, encouraging producers to move ahead planting beans. St Louis river levels DROPPING at +15.2 ft  and forecast to be 12.70 by […]

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COMMENTARY 10/23/14

Very little in the way of precip and mild temps are speeding the U.S. harvest up over the next week to days!! The balance of OCT temps should be above normal!  Light showers for Mato Grosso, Goias and Minas Gerais with the rest of Brazil and Argentina are dry. Northern Brazil to […]

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COMMENTARY 10/22/14

Very little in the way of precip and mild temps are speeding the U.S. harvest up over the next week to 10 days!!  Normal to significant 1-2” amounts forecast for Central-West and S Brazil next week and lights showers in N Argentina tomorrow with heavier amounts by the weekend.  St Louis river levels DROPPING […]

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COMMENTARY 10/21/14

Very little in the way of precip and mild temps should speed the U.S. harvest the next week to 10 days!! Center-West and SE Brazil had showers the past 24 hours although most other areas are dry and temps are more seasonal. The lack of humidity will slow storm development […]

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COMMENTARY 10/20/14

 In the U.S., dry and mild weather will aid harvesting and planting into the end of the month!  In south America, the 21-day rainfall departures of -2.00″ to -4.00″ are common in Center-West, Northeast, and Southeast Brazil. These areas together produce 53% (23%) of first-crop (total) corn […]

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