Monthly archive for July 2016

COMMENTARY 7/15/16

St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 13.5′ and forecast 11.0‘ by 7/21.   CORN OLD ~ DOWN 5    NEW ~ DOWN 6 We had a wild start this am as the Algo traders pressed the market early, then the extended forecast showed the weakening of the high pressure ridge. The market bounced back and traded near even […]

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COMMENTARY 7/14/16

Temps were expected to seasonable through Sat and showers  of 0.5 – 1.5″ Sun/Wed, and then intensely hot (90 -100 deg) for 5 – 10 days+.  HOWEVER, some forecasters have shifted the feared high pressure ridge further W.  If that comes true, key crop areas would likely be not AS hot and have […]

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COMMENTARY 7/13/16

Widespread rain of 1 – 2″ is expected with heavier amounts to the SW.  Beyond that, a blast of hot, high pressure follows as a ridge with the highest magnitude seen to setup over Iowa since 1979. This is expected to shift the entire pattern to the N and causing 5 – 7 days of […]

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COMMENTARY 7/12/16

Widespread accum of 1 – 3″ for key corn and bean areas are expected.  Temps should turn hot midweek, but heat breaks later, keeping most areas slightly warmer than normal.  A significant amount of heat then occurs early next week, triggering more showers, more to the N. St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 13.6′ and […]

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COMMENTARY 7/11/16

Conditions reports actually improved conditions this afternoon.  The next seven days of heat,  intense heat have good chances for rain aswell.  Some 1 -3″ is expected for the majority of corn and soybeans.  More heat is also expected, starting July 17-19 and lasting 5-7 days. Daily highs should be 90-100’s with the hottest being the SW […]

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COMMENTARY 7/8/16

Heavy storms are expected to hit the S from KS through the Delta. Temps will be seasonable this weekend but starting Mon it turns hot.  More rain accum is ALSO expected from 1.25 to 2.50” before very hot weather begins for most areas July 17-18. St Louis river level DROPPING ~ at 18.2′ and forecast 13.8‘ […]

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COMMENTARY 7/7/16

Another large storm cluster brought rains to IA, Mo, and NE overnight.  Wide coverage of above normal rain is expected for the Corn Belt.  Heat kicks back in on a larger area starting Sun/Mon, but duration is still unknown.  We can withstand hot temps now that we have some water to […]

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COMMENTARY 7/6/16

Numerous storms are forecast across the US productions area until the middle of next week, producing widespread above normal accum.  Temps for the next ten days should be avg with hotter areas being S and W.  Storms dumped 1” – 2” on 20% of corn and beans overnight. The nearby is still expected […]

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COMMENTARY 7/5/16

THAT WAS A NICE RAIN!!  The weekend rain accum ranged from ½” to 4” for NE, KS, MO, S IL, and the E Corn Belt.  S IA even received 25-30% coverage.  Temps are forecast in the mid 90’s the next few days.  Most high temps should not have a negative impact for the key growing areas. There […]

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COMMENTARY 7/1/16

A swath of rain bringing 1 to 4” of common affect accum is forecast for the Central U.S. through Monday.  Any change in pattern movement will increase/decrease the effectiveness for crop benefit.  40% of US crop should receive at least 1”.  Heat returns later next week, but is likely followed by another cooling for […]

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