Monthly archive for April 2017

COMMENTARY 4/28/17

The heavy deluge of rain promised has finally reached us!  This IS causing closures starting today!  Rain likely through Sun with some forecasts calling for total accum of 5-8 “.  St Louis river level RISING~ at 34.4′ and forecast to be –>40.1 by 5/3.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage […]

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COMMENTARY 4/27/17

Rain likely through Sun with some forecasts calling for total accum of 4-7 “.  St Louis river level STEADY~ at 22.5′ and forecast 22.4 by 4/30.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage is 30.0′) CORN UP 3 Firmer on cold weather forecast and support today from Export Inspections!  Inspections […]

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COMMENTARY 4/26/17

Rain likely through Sun with some forecasts calling for total accum of 4-7 “.  St Louis river level STEADY~ at 21.3′ and forecast 22.9 by 5/3.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage is 30.0′) CORN DOWN 6 Funds ran the other way!  The White House is considering an executive order […]

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COMMENTARY 4/25/17

We missed the weekend forecast.  Next good chance of rain is tomorrow through Sun with some forecasts calling for total accum of 4-7 “.  St Louis river level STEADY~ at 21.0′ and forecast 21.6 by 4/27.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage is 30.0′) CORN UP 6 Fund buying?  […]

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COMMENTARY 4/24/17

We missed the weekend forecast.  Next good chance of rain is Wed – Sun with 1-2″ of accum possible for the W Corn Belt, moving to the E.  St Louis river level STEADY~ at 21.0′ and forecast 21.6 by 4/27.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage is 30.0′) CORN UP […]

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COMMENTARY 4/21/17

 Some time to plant followed by a good chance of rain approaches late next week with 1-2″ of accum possible for the W Corn Belt, leaving most of the E Corn Belt and Delta dry.  St Louis river level STEADY~ at 21.9′ and forecast 21.9 by 4/26.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage […]

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COMMENTARY 4/20/17

Dry until late week here, with some decent accums for some Central and S areas Fri/Sat with up to 2 -4″. Next week is expected to be rather stormy and cool, resulting in more rather mixed planting conditions. St Louis river level STEADY~ at 21.6′ and forecast 21.9 by 4/24.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor […]

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COMMENTARY 4/19/17

Dry until late week here, with some decent accums for some Central and S areas Fri/Sat with up to 2 -4″. Next week is expected to be rather stormy and cool, resulting in more rather mixed planting conditions. St Louis river level RISING~ at 20.8′ and forecast 21.5 by 4/20.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor […]

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COMMENTARY 4/18/17

St Louis river level RISING~ at 20.8′ and forecast 22.5 by 4/20.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage is 30.0′) CORN DOWN 5 Forecasts locally appear dryer, cooler, and instead of 60% chance Wed-Sat they’ve dropped to 20%, which may allow fieldwork to progress. It IS still early, but that doesn’t […]

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COMMENTARY 4/17/17

St Louis river level STEADY~ at 21.2′ and forecast 22.0 by 4/20.  (Action Stage is 28.0′) (Minor flood stage is 30.0′) CORN DOWN 4 Softer on failure to rain despite forecasts and lead to the planting of corn. The forecast looks somewhat drier than previous models but analysts are leaving their forecasts unchanged until mid […]

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