Wed Apr 16, 2014 09:53 AM CDT The dearth of moisture over the past few months is plotted in the accompanying graphic that shows cumulative October-March precipitation in inches for the top three hard red producing states in the Southern Plains of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:53 AM CDT This piece looks at the last fall and first spring NASS ratings for the U.S. winter wheat crop and compares that to how the first yield report given in the May production report deviates from the long-term trend for final yields.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:05 AM CDT This graphic shows the five year average percent change in planted acreage from the March intentions report to the final figures that are contained in the annual crop production report released the following January for the top 21 corn and soybean producing states.
Thu Mar 13, 2014 09:36 AM CDT This graphic shows the Sep-Nov feed usage as a percent of the USDA January WASDE feed estimate, Dec-Feb feed use as a percent of the April WASDE feed projection, and finally first half feed use (Sep-Mar) as a percent of the April WASDE feed estimate.
Mon Mar 10, 2014 09:09 AM CDT This graphic shows the amount of U.S. corn sold and shipped at the end of February as a percent of the USDA's February export projection and then the amount of corn shipped from the beginning of March to the end of the marketing year August 31 in million bushels.
Thu Mar 6, 2014 08:34 AM CST This graphic looks at the amount of soybeans shipped from the third week of February to the end of the marketing year in August and shows that since 1986 the least mount shipped is 185 million bushels.
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:42 AM CST The accompanying chart shows U.S. soybean sales as of the first week in February as a percent of the Feb WASDE export projection and the change from that export projection to what final exports turn out to be in million bushels.
Wed Feb 5, 2014 09:54 AM CST This piece shows U.S. corn exports through the 3rd week of Jan in billion bushels along with those sales and amount shipped as of 3rd week in Jan as percent of Jan WASDE report.