Monthly archive for March 2017

COMMENTARY 3/31/17

Cool and wet for next week! St Louis river level RISING~ at 16.7′ and forecast 21.3‘ by 4/4.  CORN UP 7 Funds did a little buying today to cover in their pre-report shorts.  The Plantings/Stocks report was supportive in that acres were lower than expected at 90.0 mill vs expectations of 90.9.  Carryout was 73 mill […]

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COMMENTARY 3/30/17

The dryness of the Midwest looks to be nullified now too with more rain in the forecast between now and this time next week. St Louis river level RISING~ at 13.0′ and forecast 20.4‘ by 4/4.  CORN DOWN 1 Export Sales were a stinker ahead of tomorrow’s 11 am report.  Coming […]

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COMMENTARY 3/29/17

Looks like the 180 day drought in the Plains has been neutralized with 2″ to 4″ of accum and more to come.  In SA, W Argentina’s forecast is getting wetter while Brazil’s double crop corn is expecting some showers and some drying, especially to the the S. St […]

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COMMENTARY 3/28/17

Unusually heavy rain is now forecast for the S two thirds of the US for the next week to ten days as several systems work their way through.  This should increase the chance for moist accum for the Plains wheat and also add some much needed moist […]

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COMMENTARY 3/27/17

Unusually heavy rain is now forecast for the S two thirds of the US for the next week to ten days as several systems work their way through.  This should increase the chance for moist accum for the Plains wheat and also add some much needed moist […]

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COMMENTARY 3/24/17

Central Brazil will be showery for the next ten days, slowing fieldwork. Argentina is now forecast for 80% coverage of .02 -1.3″.  The US Midwest’s 6-10 day remains unchanged with the 11-15 day forecast drier for the West Central regions.  The dry areas from E KS to  E NE and to W IL should get some beneficial rain through the […]

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COMMENTARY 3/23/17

Central Brazil will be showery for the next ten days, slowing fieldwork. Argentina is now forecast for 80% coverage of .02 -1.3″.  The US Midwest’s 6-10 day remains unchanged with the 11-15 day forecast drier for the West Central regions.  The dry areas from E KS to  E NE and to W IL should get some beneficial rain. The hard […]

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COMMENTARY 3/22/17

Central Brazil will be showery for the next ten days, slowing fieldwork. Argentina should be relatively dry until the weekend.  They do have the chance of 80% coverage from .20-1.0” with some spots as 2.50”.   Back in the US, the Midwest’s the 6-10 day remains unchanged with the 11-15 day forecast  drier for the West Central […]

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COMMENTARY 3/21/17

Warmer temps and wet now for the ECB while the WCB stays dry.  There are some shower chances for N TX into E KS and from N CO to NE. St Louis river level DROPPING~ at 12.5′ and forecast 10.2‘ by 3/24.  CORN DOWN 2 Favorable safrina crop weather in Brazil coupled with the pace of US corn […]

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COMMENTARY 3/20/17

Warmer temps and wet now for the ECB while the WCB stays dry.  The Plains were warm and dry.  There are some shower chances for N TX into E KS and from N CO to NE.   In Sa, Argentina was dry while Brazil was wet over the weekend. St Louis river level DROPPING~ at 130′ and […]

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