Monthly archive for November 2014

COMMENTARY 11/12/14

Brrrr!  It is almost cold enough to make cocoa sound good.  Low water and colder than normal temps don’t go along well together in the STL river market.  In South America, dry weather affects Argentina, Paraguay, and South Brazil through Monday.  A few thunderstorms follow within Tuesday-Thursday as […]

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COMMENTARY 11/12/14

Cold weather here in the US!  Has the market thinking about low water, and the upper Mississippi freezing several weeks earlier than normal and upsetting the balance in barge freight.  If St Louis doesn’t get some rain soon, we’ll be reducing drafts, which makes the cost of […]

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COMMENTARY 11/11/14

The COLD snap is here!  In South America Paraguay and South Brazil should be mainly dry and improving conditions for corn and soybean planting in Argentina, South Brazil, and Paraguay next week.  Temperatures also turn hot in Argentina as maximums reach the 90’s from this weekend forward, but stay seasonable in South […]

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COMMENTARY 11/10/14

Enjoy the 70 degree warmth today as you put the finishing touches on your harvest!  Do you have everything winterized?  Sprayers, campers, second homes?  The Arctic blast is on its way.  In South America, great planting weather abounds as 26.4% of Matto Grosso’s beans were planted in […]

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COMMENTARY 11/7/14**HAVE A SAFE HARVEST WEEKEND!

Lastnight brought a few light rain and snow showers across the eastern Midwest.  The 6-10 day forecast sees THE POLAR VORTEX bringing below normal temperatures accompanied with below normal moisture. Argentina was dry the past 24 hours and a good portion of Brazil received ¼ to ¾ of an […]

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COMMENTARY 11/6/14

Scattered showers moved across MN, WI and MI during the overnight hours.  More showers for the South, East and Great Lakes today and additional precip for S TX and the N Plains on Friday.  The 6-10 NWS has below normal temperatures and normal to below normal precip.  Argentina and […]

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COMMENTARY 11/5/14

Overnight rains varied from ½” to 1 ½” in SE OK, most of TX, the southern half of MO and S IL.  C IL, Southern half of IN and Western OH received <1/2”.  The US forecasts call for a line of showers from TXs through KY today, showers for N […]

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COMMENTARY 11/4/14

Rains from West Texas and the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma to southeastern Kansas Monday and early today was ideal in bolstering topsoil moisture for improved wheat crop conditions. The soggy drizzle then set in today in the heart of the corn belt.  Precip. in Argentina should diminish in the […]

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COMMENTARY 11/3/14 **Thanksgiving approaches quietly, but steady

The 6-10 day forecast has below normal temps for most of the areas in harvest.  Less than normal moisture is expected in the East and the 8-14 day outlook is also below normal for most of the country along with average/below average precip.   On Sunday, Argentina had […]

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