Commentary

COMMENTARY 4/18/18

The coolness continues making this the coldest April since 1907 for the Corn Belt, but should be followed by more seasonable/mild weather late next week forward.  Except for the rain and snow in N today, the Corn Belt should get a chance to dry out as forecast […]

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COMMENTARY 4/17/18

The coolness continues making this the coldest April in 124 years for the Corn Belt and N Plains. A milder period should develop soon, we hope, improving the chances for some field activity especially in the more S regions! CORN DOWN 2 The forecast for planting improves […]

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COMMENTARY 4/16/18

Colder than normal for most of the US this week.  That big system over the weekend arrived as promised (though late) dumping snow on the N and getting another foot in the door in presenting the coldest April in 124 yrs. Temps are expected to rebound next […]

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COMMENTARY 4/13/18

A quiet way to end the week and a cool weekend is ahead! In SA, showers are expected for the N half of their double crop corn while the S stays relatively dry. CORN DOWN 2 Quiet. Fund selling. Nearby freight continues to be on a terror […]

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COMMENTARY 4/12/18

GREAT WEATHER!!  But they say it won’t last.  Several large systems pass through the next 10-15 days.  Temps should be slightly below normal and April is likely to rank among the coldest since 1895 for the Corn Belt and N Plains.  In SA, showers are expected for […]

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COMMENTARY 4/11/18

Warmer temps starting tomorrow for the corn belt.  The drought in the S Plains doesn’t get any reprieve.  In SA, a significant drying out is underway for most of the double crop corn in Brazil while rain continues for Argentina. CORN DOWN 2 1/4 favorable weather for […]

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COMMENTARY 4/9/18

So far we are setting the stage for one of the coldest Aprils since 1895 for the Corn Belt and THE coldest since 1983.  Rains and snows also continue in the Delta, Corn Belt, Delta, and N Plains through Wed, then warming into the weekend. The drought […]

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COMMENTARY 4/6/18

How do YOU spell volatility?? Cold/wet weather in the Corn Belt and N Plains at least until we get into mid-next week. The W Plains still look dry. The Delta gets a chance to dry out next week while the Gulf continues to work through logistic issues […]

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COMMENTARY 4/5/18

Cold/wet weather in the Corn Belt and N Plains at least until we get into next week. The W Plains are still expected to be drier. And the Delta gets a chance to dry out NEXT week. The Gulf continues to work through logistic issues from winter, […]

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COMMENTARY 4/4/18

Several big items occurred today! Freight weakened today (finally) and nearby basis levels responded to today’s board drops. The Gulf still needs more time to work through the dysfunction caused by winter, high water, low water, ice, lock closures and tow size limitations.  There are still a […]

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