Monthly archive for September 2017

COMMENTARY 9/15/17

Temp remain above normal which will help hurry ripening.  River  levels at St Louis are below normal draft levels,causing draft restrictions, and freight costs soar! CORN UNCHANGED River levels are low and that has barge freight rocketing higher yet with drafts getting reduced in STL and putting a real WHACK on […]

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COMMENTARY 9/14/17

Temp remain above normal which will help hurry ripening.  River  levels at St Louis are below normal draft levels and causing draft restrictions. CORN UP 3 Quiet news-wise.  River levels are low and that has barge freight firming with drafts getting cut back in STL.  Volatility is historically cheap […]

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COMMENTARY 9/13/17

Finally, we get a little effects from a hurricane!  The dry weather gets a little break as what’s left of Irma is spread across the Belt. Several systems could produce a 1/2″ to 1.5″ of accum, but leaving most of the wheat areas in the Plains still dry. […]

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COMMENTARY 9/12/17

Today’s cloudiness is about all that is left from Irma. Temps look to be be warmer than normal for the next teo weeks.  Lock 52 on the OH river is C-L-O-S-E-D until at least the last week of Sept due to low water.  River  levels at St Louis are below normal draft […]

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COMMENTARY 9/11/17

Disappointing damage. Irma’s wrath Tues/Wed for the N Plains. It should take some time for mildness to re-develop in the Delta and E Corn Belt, as the remnants of Irma causes extensive cloudiness. Temps look to be be warmer than normal for the next 10 to 14 days. CORN UP 1 Quiet ahead of the report. Mon’s […]

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COMMENTARY 9/8/17

The models look ominous FL, especially the I-95  showing a strike of the Central Keys tomorrow night as an upper level Cat 4 or low Cat 5.  Guess where they think the moisture is headed after it gets done tossing FL.  That’s right!  HERE!  Until next Wed,  the majority of the US is […]

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COMMENTARY 9/7/17

Dry and cool for the next 7 to 10 days. Hurricane Irma is taking severe aim at the FL Keys Saturday before heading N and possibly rivaling prior major hurricanes that hit (in either either area) back in 1919, 1926, 1928, 1954, 1989, or 1992.  Take your pic!   CORN DOWN 6  Tue […]

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COMMENTARY 9/6/17

Unusually cool and dry as an upper level high prevents storm systems from developing.  Hurricane Irma is still severe and likely to approach S FL  Friday.  It is then expected to head N striking near Miami somewhat similarly to the Great Hurricane of 1926, or  to the E, striking the […]

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COMMENTARY 9/5/17

Unusually cool and dry for most corn,bean, and the HRW wheat areas into mid-month as an upper level high prevents storm systems from developing.  Hurricane Irma now looks to be VERY destructive. It is expected to move toward Miami as we get into Thurs making the weekend “action time”.  The jury is still deliberating on which direction […]

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COMMENTARY 9/1/17

The Corn Belt looks dry for the next 10 -14 days.  Temps are expected to relatively cool.  After Harvey, all eyes will be on Irma who is already at 115 mph is spit-balling her way W, headed for Cuba/Jamaica by the end of next week.  Models are […]

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