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.
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:55 AM CDT The accompanying graphic shows since 1981 the number of the top 18 producing states that saw record high state yields in an individual year vs. the percent that final national corn yields deviated from the 30 year trend.
Wed Jul 9, 2014 11:02 AM CDT This piece looks at U.S. corn crop conditions as of July 1 and September 1, the percent change between the two dates and also plots how final U.S. corn yields deviated from trend.
Mon Jul 7, 2014 09:03 AM CDT This piece looks at each of the top 18 states corn conditions as of June 29 for this year, the 1986-2013 average, the best June 29 rating from 1986 to 2014, and the 2014 rating as a % of the 1986-2013 average.
Tue Jul 1, 2014 01:06 PM CDT The accompanying graphic looks at national soybean crop conditions as of June 22nd going back to 1986 and compares the crop rating and combined percent in either good or excellent condition to the percent that final yields deviate from the 1986-2013 trend.