Monthly archive for August 2017

COMMENTARY 8/31/17

The Delta and Harvey part ways and move into recovery mode.  Harvey’s remnants are slowing harvest functions in AR, MS, TN.  The remainder of the Corn Belt looks dry for the next 10 -14 days.  Temps are expected to relatively cool for that same period of time, […]

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COMMENTARY 8/30/17

The remnants of Harvey split with the nastiest portion now focusing on Houston and SW LA and the portion moving N looks to be moving faster and further to the E.  Corpus Christy is still expected to receive an extra 5″ of accum and 5-10″ for LA.  The […]

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COMMENTARY 8/29/17

LA now dealing with what is left of Harvey.  As much as 3 – 6” is expected for the Delta later this week.  The Central US, will we turning cool and could include a non-killing frost in E ND We should receive the first blast of fall temps next Mon.  Dry weather for the Plains and Corn Belt, […]

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COMMENTARY 8/28/17

Turns out Harvey is more than they bargained for!  We’re watching an “all-time” natural disasters take place as the week unfolds for S TX.  Another 25″ are expected in some areas of TX and 9 – 18 ” in parts of SW LA.   Some crop areas from […]

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COMMENTARY 8/25/17

  Cool and dry for the SE half of the Corn Belt through early next week.  Scattered storms for the NW half of the Plains.  That tropical storm we mentioned recently now has a name.  Harvey is currently a weak, developing tropical storm and is expected to turn into a hurricane before it […]

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COMMENTARY 8/23/17

Cool and dry for the SE half of the Corn Belt through early next week.  Scattered storms for the NW half of the Plains.  That tropical storm we mentioned recently now has a name.  Harvey is currently a weak, developing tropical storm and is expected to turn into a hurricane before it hits […]

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COMMENTARY 8/22/17

More rains helped break the dry pattern in IA, Cent IL, N MO, and portions of IN, MN, MO, and KS last night.  Both the 6-10 and 10-14 day forecast are BELOW normal temps and normal precip, so we won’t be helping speed harvest along any time soon.   Also adding to the […]

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COMMENTARY 8/21/17

Over the weekend, some pretty widespread rain broke the dryness for much of IA with a few storms in IN and the Dakotas. Now that the eclipse is in the media’s rear view mirror, a strong cool front should drop temps into Tue with gradual warming as the week wears on.  Additional rain chances […]

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COMMENTARY 8/18/17

  CORN UP 1 A narrow range on a Fri.  Sep fut are now down 50 cents from their high in mid Jul.  Most producers feel the NASS yield is wrong and the market will figure that out in time.  Crop tours will begin soon, focusing more attention on […]

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COMMENTARY 8/17/17

More showers scattered about the Delta today. CORN DOWN 2 Funds sold another 6k contracts and there beginning to be signs that the US may be becoming more competitive export-wise.  Joe Farmer has some big decisions and is running out of time on whether or not he’s going to try to carry all his old corn into harvest.  Some give […]

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