Weather forecasts mostly favorable for corn harvest

Through Oct. 9, NOAA sees an even chance for above-average or below-average temperatures in Wisconsin, Illinois, eastern Iowa, and most of Missouri. West of these areas, the probability for above-average temperatures rises by 5 to 10 points. East of Wisconsin and Illinois, the probability [...]

Grain Belt weather forecasts are mostly favorable

NOAA’s two-week outlook features above-average temperatures throughout the Grain Belt, especially across the northern region. Higher temperatures are less likely for the central and southern regions. August heat is expected to be complemented by average rainfall in the northern, central, and eastern regions, which [...]

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 [...]

Latest sea surface temperatures may hold clues for upcoming cocoa season

The latest NOAA satellite data is yielding some interesting observations for weather across West Africa in both the short and long term. Specifically, we have seen a significant cooling in the equatorial Pacific region consistent with potential development of La Niña later this year. [...]

Soybean market gets a boost from weather, China

Soybean futures closed on Friday, May 8, with a 14-cent increase on the week as the market took notice of Chinese trade discussions and potential early weather issues. Beans are off to a quick start in terms of planting progress given the favorable weather [...]

2020 hurricane season may be more active

Researchers at Colorado State University announced their prediction for a more active hurricane season in 2020. An average season would see 2.7 major hurricanes from Jun. 1- Nov. 30, and 2020 is forecasted to bring up to eight hurricanes with four reaching moderate to [...]

Next week: Corn planting progress

Yesterday, USDA began reporting progress for a few 2020/21 crops, with more extensive reporting beginning next week, including info about corn planting pace. At this point in the season, all eyes are on field conditions and how soon Corn Belt growers will be able [...]

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