Fri Dec 6, 2013 08:05 AM CST The accompanying chart compares Oct to Dec % changes in Canadian canola and corn as reported by Stats Can vs. the % revisions made by the USDA from the Nov to Jan report for corn and beans.
Tue Nov 26, 2013 01:28 PM CST The accompanying graphic looks at the new crop soybean-corn ratio going back over a number of years on the day before Thanksgiving and the day before the March prospective plantings reports.
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:03 AM CST This graphic looks at U.S. winter wheat crop ratings as of November 3 from 1986 to the present, the first spring rating, and the percent that the May yield estimate deviates from the 30 year trend.
Thu Oct 31, 2013 09:13 AM CDT The accompanying graphic shows the percent change in the Illinois corn yield from the September to the final report and the percent maturity of that states corn crop as of September 29 vs. the number of days after September 1 that DeKalb, IL recorded its first 28 degree Fahrenheit or lower reading.
Wed Oct 23, 2013 08:23 AM CDT This chart plots cumulative July-September rainfall for the top 21 corn and soybean states and shows how states like IL, IA, IN, MN, and MI had even lower rains this summer than during last year's drought.
Mon Sep 30, 2013 08:58 AM CDT This piece looks at the percent the soybean crop is dropping leaves as of Sep 30 vs. percent change in U.S. soybean yield from September report to final report in January.
Fri Sep 13, 2013 07:50 AM CDT This graphic shows corn crop condition from weeks 22 through 39, the 1986-2012 average, poor years where final yields are 5% or more below trend and good years where final yields are 5% or more above trend.
Tue Sep 10, 2013 01:09 PM CDT This graphic shows soybean crop condition from weeks 25 through 39, the 1986-2012 average, poor years where final yields are 5% or more below trend and good years where final yields are 5% or more above trend.
Fri Aug 30, 2013 08:51 AM CDT This chart looks at the change in Iowa's soybean yield from the September to the final report issued in January in bushels per acre vs. the percent of normal Iowa rainfall in August with the 1970-2012 average being 4.24 inches.