Monthly archive for May 2017

COMMENTARY 5/15/17

Time to get a little fieldwork done!  Several rounds of rain are headed our way with totals of 1.50 – 3.5” for the NW half of the Belt late week as we get into the weekend. Another 1 – 2″ is expected for the SW, excluding the Plains.  A seasonable to […]

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COMMENTARY 5/12/17

River levels still easing as the freight complex tries to get back to normal.   The forecast? Drying SHOULD last at least 4 to 7 days.  Then, a  warm up accompanies the drying as a tropical air mass sends temps higher for at least a week. CORN UP 2 Quiet.  Our US planting […]

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COMMENTARY 5/10/17

River levels still coming down. Areas of rain affect the SC US Thu/Fri while limited to the N but our chance locally have been decreasing.  Temps warming slightly now but stay relatively cool by the end of the week followed by more mildness next week.  Next Tues the Plains has a pretty good shot at […]

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COMMENTARY 5/9/17

River levels are dropping slowly.  Terminals are beginning to re-open starting Tues.  Areas of rain affect the SC US Thu/Fri while limited to the N.  Temps warming slightly now but stay relatively cool by the end of the week followed by more mildness next week.  Next Tues the Plains has a pretty good shot at […]

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COMMENTARY 5/8/17

River levels are dropping slowly.  Terminals are beginning to re-open starting Tues.  Check Terminal Hours for specifics.  Areas of rain affect the SC US Thu/Fri while limited to the N.  Temps stay relatively cool this week followed by more mildness next week.  Next Tues the Plains has a pretty good shot […]

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COMMENTARY 5/5/17

River terminals are CLOSED up tight.  Crest is expected tonight into Sat and then …..dry-out time!  At this time, River Terminals will be closed on Mon and depending how fast the river drops will determine when each facility come back on line.  The STL Harbor will likely resume operations once we reach below […]

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COMMENTARY 5/4/17

ALL river facilities now CLOSED.  Flooding should intensify into tomorrow and then dry-out time.  The Plains has questionable weather again Wed – Fri and then with warmer temps too.  In SA, Argentina is taking its turn at wet weather which will slow down yc/ysb harvest as well as wheat […]

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COMMENTARY 5/3/17

ALL facilities now CLOSED as river levels reach MAJOR FLOOD STAGE.  Still have tomorrow’s rain to deal with yet.  The heavy rain should be over for KS and focuses on the SE third of the Corn Belt and Delta into tomorrow including 25% – 35% of US corn/bean production.  A dry period should […]

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COMMENTARY 5/2/17

MOST facilities now CLOSED as river levels reach MAJOR FLOOD STAGE.  We’ve a had a couple days of reprieve but Wed/Thurs is wet again with some areas to receive an additional 2 – 4″.   After that we have a dryout period though temps still rather cool.  St Louis river level RISING~ at […]

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COMMENTARY 5/1/17

The heavy deluge of rain promised is taking its toll!  This IS causing closures starting today!  The next system comes along Wed-Fri through the already wetter areas of the Corn Belt and the Delta, then, 5-7 days of dry out are possible.  Cool temps for the HRW areas this […]

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