Monthly archive for July 2017

COMMENTARY 7/17/17

It’s going to get HOT!!  Heat blankets the SW third to half of the Central Belt through Saturday, then diminishing some with a chance for showers. Storm clusters may develop along the N edge of the heat.  A drier, warmer scenario period is likely for the following week.  CORN DOWN 1 Two […]

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COMMENTARY 7/14/17

 Weather models dominate and yet another flip of the switch.  Temperatures turn hot from Sun – Tues. Storm chances should develop along the edge of heat but then gradually minimize as the week finishes.  This COULD produce a half to 1.5” for a large area of lucky growers. The best chance for […]

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COMMENTARY 7/13/17

It’s a HOTT one out there!  Today’s market was an eye OPENER!  Pockets of significant rainfall in S NE down through the NE Corn Belt in the last 24 hours “which broke the dry spell” in parts of NE, KS, IA, and IL (must have been some MIGHTY small parts).  The W half of […]

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COMMENTARY 7/12/17

CORN DOWN 16 Today’s report unveiled no big surprises.  Old crop stocks were raised only 8 mill bu to 2.37 bill bu.  Production was only 19 mill higher at 14.255 bill.  Yield was left alone at 170.7.  It is going to be interesting to see what crop […]

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COMMENTARY 7/11/17

More concern over where that dry ridge is going to move. CORN UNCHANGED NE, IA, and IL received much needed timely rain, but the N Plains remains under stress. Rains extended into IN where lots of areas are still suffering from saturation.  Where is the heat dome going to set up […]

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COMMENTARY 7/10/17

It’s HOT out thar’!!  Heat for the Plains and SW half of the Corn Belt into Sat.  A couple of heavy storm clusters may form along the edge of heat ridge midweek.  More concern over where that dry ridge is going to move. CORN UP 10 Fear of the hot, […]

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COMMENTARY 7/7/17

Both the 6-8 day and 10-14 day forecasts are calling for normal temps and BELOW normal precip.  A few areas are expected to get some scattered showers through Sat, but beyond that, the hot upper level high is expected to expand and cover the Plains Sun/Mon.  A third of the Corn […]

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COMMENTARY 7/6/17

Both the 6-8 day and 10-14 day forecasts are calling for normal temps and BELOW normal precip.  A few areas are expected to get some scattered showers through Sat, but beyond that, the hot upper level high is expected to expand and cover the Plains Sun/Mon.  A third of the Corn […]

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COMMENTARY 7/5/17

Forecasted rain showers continue to be disappointing. CORN UP 4 Choppy as forecasters elbow each other out of the way.  We are still in need of moisture widespread. Today’s Crop ratings were thought to be steady to 1-2 points lower and they actually improved!  Concerns still exist for IN, […]

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COMMENTARY 7/3/17

The Spring wheat and the NW corn belt is now looking even drier than originally thought. The next two following weeks.  We still have a chance for scattered showers this week, but beyond that, the dry ridge may be getting set into place. CORN UP 7 Followed wheat higher […]

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