Monthly archive for October 2014

COMMENTARY 10/17/14

In the U.S. at least 10 straight days with little to no rainfall improve conditions for harvesting activities and planting HRW- wheat especially benefiting from unseasonable temps.  Hot, dry weather is forecast to continue through Sunday across Center-West and Southeast Brazil.  A dissipating cool front triggers isolated storms […]

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COMMENTARY 10/16/14

 Sustained drying will benefit aids U.S. corn/bean harvest and wheat planting the next 7 to 10 days.   Hot/dryn will curtail planting across Center-West and Southeast Brazil through Sunday, if not longer.  Isolated t-storms will follow early next week, but will not be sufficient to bring an end […]

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COMMENTARY 10/15/14

St Louis river levels RISING at +19.9 ft  and forecast to be 22.4 by 10/20. CORN                     UP 11 Dryness in Brazil, better Export Sales and wet US harvest conditions, eventually lead to higher futures values being tested and broke through key resistance at 3.50 CZ, which in turn stimulated significant FUND BUYING.  […]

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COMMENTARY 10/14/14

IL and IN received an additional ¼- ¾” while the southern plains, Arkansas and Missouri got ½” to 1 ½”.  Overnight there were rains from Wisconsin to Alabama, with the western belt mostly dry.   A much drier pattern begins over the next two days across a large […]

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COMMENTARY 10/13/14

The weekend brought rain from the Plains to the lower Central Belt Saturday with more showers covering much of the Midwest and Delta into this morning.  The Dakotas, WI and Northern IA saw freezing temps.  The Central and Eastern Belt will be wet at the start of the […]

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COMMENTARY 10/10/14

Heavy rain affects the southeast half of the corn belt as the remnant of Hurricane Simon and a separate wave pass. Upcoming rain improves soil moisture for HRW wheat growth and development, but stops corn/bean harvesting and SRW wheat planting and also inducing areas of flooding through Monday-Tuesday.  […]

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COMMENTARY 10/9/14

The rain has arrived!  More significant rain to the southeast half of the central U.S. over the next five days, stopping harvesting and planting, and likely causing field flooding in the Delta and southern Corn Belt.  In South America, it will be another 7-10 days before the current […]

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COMMENTARY 10/8/14

A wet forecast should bring a halt to harvesting and wheat planting for much of the SE half of the central U.S. through early next week. Rains move into the south the rest of the week, followed by more weekend rains in the S Plains.  Below normal temps […]

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COMMENTARY 10/7/14

The remnants of Hurricane Simon are expected to bring considerable rain on the southern U.S. Thursday-Saturday, curbing harvest activities as well as SRW and HRW seeding. There is a slight chance for another major rainfall event in the coming week but is too far out to be definitive.  Center-West […]

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COMMENTARY 10/6/14

Rain in the Eastern Belt as the week starts off, then hovering over the south for the remainder with temps average to below normal. Later in the week, heavier amounts can be expected to slow harvest progress Thu/Fri as well as SRW wheat planting for the Delta and the SE third […]

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