Monthly archive for October 2016

COMMENTARY 10/31/16

US harvest progresses with a chance of showers for the Central Belt Wed into Thur.  In SA, showers will limite corn/bean planting for N Goias, N Mato Grosso, and Matopiba.  Additional moisture is forecast for Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Parana.  Rio Grande do Sul  is expected 2 ½” – 3” later in […]

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COMMENTARY 10/28/2016

A few more showers in the E Corn Belt but favorable harvest for the rest of the Midwest until at least the middle of NEXT week.  The Great Plains is still  unfavorable dry into Nov.  In SA, SW Parana and SE Paraguay are seeing heavy accum, slowing planting, raising concerns about wheat quality. […]

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COMMENTARY 10/27/16

 Now that that round of showers has moved through, the sun is having a terrible time coming out! Next week should be great for harvest again.In SA, S Parana and Paraguay have been getting heavy accum the last 24 hrs, slowing planting and raising eyebrows about wheat quality. St Louis river level STEADY ~ at 12.0′ and forecast […]

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COMMENTARY 10/26/16

Aside from this afternoon’s showers, the Midwest should continue with favorable field conditions the next 10 days.   The Great Plains should stay uncomfortably dry through early Nov.  In SA, Mato Grosso and Sao Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul and Mato Grosso do Sul should be wet for the next five […]

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COMMENTARY 10/25/16

The Midwest should continue with favorable conditions for fieldwork over the next 10 days, minus the exception for a chance of showers tomorrow.  The Great Plains should stay uncomfortably dry through early Nov.  In SA, Mato Grosso and Sao Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul and Mato Grosso do Sul should be wet […]

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COMMENTARY 10/24/16

Weekend showers across major US growing areas were mainly confined to the NE CB and PNW.  The Plains and Midwest 6-10 day is drier and the 11-15 looks wetter in the E.     In SA, Brazil saw showers in the EC and N areas while S Brazil and Arg were mostly dry. Mato Grosso from […]

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COMMENTARY 10/20/16

THAT was an unexpected drench!  Warm temps are expected for the Midwest this week facilitating harvest progress. The Plains should stay relatively dry. In SA, Brazil should  see heavy rain in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina through next Tues. St Louis river level FALLING ~ at 16.6′ and forecast 12.2‘ by 10/25.   CORN DOWN […]

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Commentary 10/18/16

CORN UNCHANGED very little news in corn today again. some reduced export numbers and bans on US DDG’s account for any gains today, as Brazil maybe looking for more ethanol in the year to come. Bloomberg Trader Bias:  Bullish, 35% TW, 15% LW,  Bearish, 35% (50% LW), […]

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COMMENTARY 10/18/16

  CORN UNCHANGED very little news in corn today again. some reduced export numbers and bans on US DDG’s account for any gains today, as Brazil maybe looking for more ethanol in the year to come. Bloomberg Trader Bias:  Bullish, 35% TW, 15% LW,  Bearish, 35% (50% […]

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COMMENTARY 10/13/16

Dry now with just a few scattered storms about the Corn Belt with warmer than normal temps should encourage harvest again. In SA, more rain is expected for Arg, S Brazil, and Paraguay for the next 7-10 days.  Some areas, like Rio Grande DS are forecast to receive as […]

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