Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:25 AM CDT The current stocks to use ratio is one of the highest since the fall of 2006 and if it goes higher may allow futures to recede below long-term support of $3.00 per bushel.
Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:58 AM CDT This graphic shows the number of soybean pods per an 18 square foot plot for the ten objective states used for the September report, the number of pods as a percent of the September 2004-2013 average, and the ten year average percent change in the number of pods from the September to the final crop report for each of the top ten states.
Fri Aug 29, 2014 07:13 AM CDT Assuming crop conditions stay at least steady the last week of August, which seems reasonable given excellent rainfall and continued moderate temperatures, that rating would be the highest as of September 1st since 1994.
Fri Aug 22, 2014 07:54 AM CDT July 2014 precipitation in inches for the top 18 corn producing states for July 2014, how each states rain totals were as a percent of the 1950-2013 average and the percentile rank of July 2014 precipitation using the 1950-2014 range.
Thu Aug 7, 2014 09:18 AM CDT This graphic shows the condition of each of the top 18 states as of August 1st, the average of August 1 conditions for each of the top states using 1986-2013 data, and what percentile this year's August 1 rating is in relation to the 1986-2014 data.
Wed Aug 6, 2014 10:18 AM CDT This graphic shows the condition of each of the top 18 states as of August 1st, the average of August 1 conditions for each of the top states using 1986-2013 data, and what percentile this year's August 1 rating is in relation to the 1986-2014 data.
Fri Aug 1, 2014 07:42 AM CDT This graphic shows national soybean crop ratings as of July 27th vs. the percent that the USDA's August soybean yield estimate deviated from the 1986-2013 trend of USDA August soybean yield estimates.
Thu Jul 24, 2014 09:34 AM CDT This graphic is a scatterplot showing the corn ear/plant ratio going across the x-axis for the state of Minnesota vs. average July temperatures going up the y-axis in degrees Fahrenheit.
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:20 AM CDT This graphic shows national crop ratings as of July 20 vs. the percent that the USDA's August corn yield estimate deviated from the 1980-2013 trend of USDA August corn yield estimates.
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:00 AM CDT This piece looks at the SX/CZ ratio as of July 15th going back to 1985 and compares the price ratio that day with the difference between the July WASDE new crop corn stocks to use ratio vs. the new crop soybean stocks to use ratio.