Monthly archive for June 2017

COMMENTARY 6/16/17

Good rains across E KS, SE IA, NE, MO, and NW IL over the past 24 hours.  Looking forward for the NEXT 10, the Central US gets divided by intense heat in the SW and abnormal cool in the NE.  Highs are expected to be in the 90’s while the cool areas will only be in the 70’s.  This […]

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COMMENTARY 6/15/17

The SE Corn Belt received some much appreciated rain and so did ND.  More scattered showers are possible through the weekend. Over the next 10 days there is talk of a ridge potentially building and if true may cause temps to fluctuate as well as rain chances.  […]

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COMMENTARY 6/14/17

Spring wheat areas get some rain today and light showers tomorrow, then dry and cool.  Several energy bands move through the Corn Belt the next 8-10 days leading into more cool weather next week. CORN DOWN  4 The GFS weather model  is expecting key Corn Belt areas to receive 2″ to 4” in the […]

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COMMENTARY 6/13/17

Spotty rains affect the dry Plains today, followed by light showers tomorrow, then dry and cool.  For the Corn Belt 1” to 2.5” is expected with more to the E between now and Sun. CORN UP 4 Higher thanks to Spring wheat needing rain and their deteriorating conditions. Informa’s acreage […]

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COMMENTARY 6/12/17

The humidity is back!  Get ready to sweat.  After this coming weekend, the 10-14 day forecast is cooler and has a chance for some precip. CORN DOWN 10  Adding rain makes the market feel better (and the Funds too!). The wetter Sun night forecast took its toll […]

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COMMENTARY 6/9/17

Hot/dry should materialize over the weekend.  Low humidity this week has been SUCKING the moist out of the ripening wheat and may get it to the point that it is TOO dry directly.  Quality looks EXCELLENT with yields in the 100 bpa area!  We need rain as […]

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COMMENTARY 6/8/17

Cool for now but the heat is expected to return for the weekend, which could trigger some storms, especially in the N Plains.  Some areas ARE GETTING to be drier than ideal.  We could use some widespread accum!-but after wheat harvest.  It will be interesting to see how we transform […]

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COMMENTARY 6/6/17

Cool for now but the heat is expected to return for the weekend, which could trigger some storms, especially in the N Plains.  Some areas ARE GETTING to be drier than normal.  We could use some widespread accum!-but after wheat harvest.  It’s too far out yet for an idea of […]

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COMMENTARY 6/5/17

A few spotty storms shouldn’t be a surprise for most of the Central Corn Belt this week, but most areas ARE GETTING to be drier than normal and more heat is thought to be on the way for this COMING weekend.  We could use some widespread accum!   CORN UNCHANGED Quiet and […]

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COMMENTARY 6/2/17

CORN UP 2 Weather looks good over the weekend for progress on planting.  Managed money has seen their short grow even more as weather has improved. Funds are unchanged, long 280 k contracts.   BEANS UP 9 The USDA export of 70K tons of old and 130K tones of new beans to Spain […]

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