Monthly archive for February 2017

COMMENTARY 2/28/17

In SA, heavy storms struck Mato Grosso  and E Central Argentina yesterday and an additional 3.50” to 7” of accum is expected for N Brazil over the next two weeks with a focus on Mato Grosso. St Louis river level RISING~ at 12.3′ and forecast 18.2‘ by 3/10.   CORN UP 5 An impressive 17 cent […]

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COMMENTARY 2/27/17

St Louis river level RISING~ at 11.6′ and forecast 17.1‘ by 3/9.   CORN DOWN 4 Funds were sellers of an est 12K contracts and weaker with some spillover from wheat. Monday’s Export Inspections were hearty at  57.5 millbu vs expectations of 35-47 and 46 last week. Petrobras announced late last week that they were going […]

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COMMENTARY 2/24/17

St Louis river level RISING~ at 9.9′ and forecast 16.8‘ by 3/8.   CORN DOWN 2 Yesterday’s Ag Forum has acres est at 90.0 mil acres, below the average trade guess of 90.8 mil but within the range of 89.0-92.5 and last year at 94.0.  The average farm price for 17/18 at $3.50 […]

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COMMENTARY 2/23/17

In SA, just scattered showers for Argentina (drying out), Brazil and Paraguay through next week.  In US,  a blizzard is expected to whack N NE through Wisconsin today and into tomorrow. Sun forward, several systems move creating rain and snow from the Delta to E Corn Belt including SRW wheat areas and mainly OUTSIDE the HRW belt. They […]

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COMMENTARY 2/22/17

If this incredibly mild weather breaks Thu/Fri it could prevent this from being THE warmest Feb since 1895. a top five ranking is likely, though warmth now does not correlate to weather or yields in the summer.  A severe winter storm is then expected for the N slowing transport logistics carrying 8-16″ […]

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COMMENTARY 2/21/17

Decent 3 day weekend for SA harvest!  Dry and hot weather affected much of Argentina yesterday, while Mato Grosso received some unneeded accum with heavy amounts S areas from Paraguay to Rio Grande do Sul.  Hot weather is expected for the next 7 to 10 days in Argentina. Beginning this weekend a cool front moves to […]

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COMMENTARY 2/17/17

A week of BALMY weather in the US!!!!  It’s so balmy, ….it’s creepy!  The SA forecast sas several storm systems moving across Argentina over the next 10 days.  These storms are expected to produce anywhere from 2.75” to 5.50” in accum, so flooding IS a concern.  Brazil and Paraguay should […]

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COMMENTARY 2/16/17

Still no change for the SA forecast as several storm systems move across Argentina over the next 10 days.  These storms are expected to produce anywhere from 2.75” to 5.50” in accum, so flooding IS a concern.  Brazil and Paraguay should be dry, except for Mato Grosso where a few […]

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COMMENTARY 2/15/17

In SA, rain coverage and amounts are increasing across Argentina as a line of storms bring any where from 2″ – 6” across Central and the S to get up to 1-4” nearing the weekend.  That makes flooding likely for areas like Entre Rios and Santa Fe. Most of N Brazil  (except Mato Grosso) is expected to be […]

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COMMENTARY 2/14/17

In SA, rain coverage and amounts are increasing across Argentina as a line of storms bring any where from 2″ – 6” across Central and the S to get up to 1-4” nearing the weekend.  That makes flooding likely for areas like Entre Rios and Santa Fe. Most of N Brazil  (except Mato Grosso) is expected to be […]

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