Commentary

COMMENTARY 2/23/18

High river levels continue to cause issues. In Peoria, the river is expected to crest on Sunday, 3.7’ below the all-time record. Two locks on the Upper IL River are closed. More rain is in the forecast!  As much as another 4” is still expected for the OH valley region!  Barge freight […]

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COMMENTARY 2/22/18

River is rising RAPIDLY! We’re headed up to 18′ by Mon!! Heavy rain on the IL and Oh river system has many river locations are unable to get barges under the spout for loading and is hampering switching efforts in the fleets.   As much as another 4” is still expected for the […]

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COMMENTARY 2/21/18

River is rising RAPIDLY! We’re headed back UP to 17′ by Mon!! This surge of much needed moist has the OH River full to the banks and forcing some locations out due to high water.  It’s good to be in STL!  You’ve heard that before.  You’ll hear […]

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COMMENTARY 2/20/18

Ahhh…..rain! River levels are back on the RISE!  We’re headed back UP to 10′ by Thurs!!  The deluge of rain affects our SRW wheat of the SE Corn Belt and down into the Delta into this coming weekend.  Some moist is also expected for our droughty HRW wheat areas as the […]

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COMMENTARY 2/16/18

River levels are improving again!   More rain is expected for the Delta! -another 4” to 8” is unusual…..but VERY WELCOME!  No CBOT on Mon for Pres Day…..so a three day weekend to come back from could make things interesting on Tues w/ all that’s going on in Arg. CORN […]

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COMMENTARY 2/15/18

River levels are getting a little nudge higher with recent rains to the SE.  The OH River is full and threatening to keep some terminals from loading due to recent rains. This is helping slow the rate that our water moves to the S.  At the same time freight is increasing […]

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COMMENTARY 2/14/18

River levels are weak but steady.  The OH River is full, due to recent SE rains and the Delta too is beginning to deal with flooding as we get into the last half of the month.  This WILL help slow the rate that our water moves to the S. (so it’s a […]

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COMMENTARY 2/13/18

River levels are weak but steady.  The OH River is full, due to recent SE rains and the Delta too is beginning to deal with flooding as we get into the last half of the month.  Though it is a long way from here, it WILL still help slow the rate that […]

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COMMENTARY 2/12/18

River levels are weak but steady.   CORN UP 5 Strong close settling on its highs. Argentine weather over weekend was rather sorry and less than expected rains with above normal temps, further deteriorating crop conditions.  Funds were buyers of 20,000 contracts.  Export Inspections did not reflect the recent sales we have been seeing.  […]

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COMMENTARY 2/9/18

River levels are weak but still steady. Not a lot of drop is expected over the weekend but more rains ARE needed!  Several terminals had trouble this week getting barge switches and more are possible without rain.  CORN DOWN 4 Weaker with rain in the SA forecast and talk of […]

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