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.
Thu May 29, 2014 07:57 AM CDT This piece shows % of both MN and ND corn put in ground by May 25th and the percent that corn acreage in each state changed from the end of March planting intentions to the acreage number in the final crop production report.
Wed May 28, 2014 07:43 AM CDT This piece looks at the price action of September corn futures from Memorial Day to the 4th of July and compares that to the percent change in corn crop conditions during that period.
Thu May 15, 2014 07:57 AM CDT This chart shows old crop and new crop stocks to use ratios for U.S. soybeans in May, the first new crop forecast and what is now the 13th projection of the old crop stocks to use ratio.
Tue May 13, 2014 10:09 AM CDT The accompanying graphic shows the slope in temperatures for two 50 year time periods, 1914-1963 and 1964-2013 for the top 21 corn and soybean producing states for the month of July.