Weekly corn & soybean crop ratings unchanged

As of Sep. 26, U.S. corn was rated 59 percent good to excellent and 15 percent poor to very poor, unchanged from the week prior. Corn maturity was nearly three-fourths complete nationwide and was about 10 points above the five-year average. Harvest was 18 [...]

NOAA’s August outlook features northern heat

NOAA’s August outlook calls for above-average rain in the eastern Grain Belt and average rain in most other areas. Below-average rain is expected in the western Dakotas and in western Nebraska as the drought continues. Above-average temperatures are forecast across the northern region and [...]

Midwest rains expected to pick up in late June

NOAA’s two-week outlook calls for above-average rain and below-average temperatures in most of the Grain Belt, which should be favorable for developing corn and soybean crops. Expected rains have put some pressure on prices even as above-average temperatures dried out soils during the past [...]

Rain needed in western Grain Belt soon

Over the next two weeks, below-average rains and seasonally warmer temperatures are expected across the northwestern and western Grain Belt. Such conditions will increase the need for timely rain, namely in the Dakotas and from northeastern Nebraska into Wisconsin. As of Apr. 11, corn [...]

Grain Belt & South America weather update

Scattered rains may cause some harvest delays across the Grain Belt into early October, but little to no rain is expected from the eastern Dakotas down to Kansas and across to southern Illinois, allowing harvest to progress quickly in that area. Less rain is [...]

Weather mostly favorable for U.S. crops

Above-average temperatures are expected across the U.S. over the next month, which will be neutral to favorable for the crops, depending on soil moisture levels. Subsoil moisture in most U.S. corn and soybean growing areas should be adequate to support crop development, partly due [...]