Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:47 PM CDT The stocks to use ratio is one of the better determinants of average farm prices; the accompanying scatterplot shows it explains about 85% of the variability in corn prices.
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:37 AM CDT Average summer (June-August) temperatures for 2014 and 2015 for the top corn and soybean producing states and the difference from the 1950-2014 average, all in degrees Fahrenheit.
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:20 AM CDT July 2015 rainfall as a percent of the 30 year July average precipitation, the difference between July 2015 temperatures and the 30 year July average temperature and the end of July Palmer Drought Severity Index for the top corn and soybean producing states.
Fri Jul 17, 2015 07:56 AM CDT Correlation coefficient for corn crop ratings at the end of July, end of August and end of September vs. the percent that final corn yields deviated from the 1986-2014 trend.
Wed Jul 15, 2015 09:54 AM CDT June 2015 precipitation in inches for the top 21 corn and soybean producing states, amount of precipitation last month as a percent of the 1950-2014 June rainfall average and the highest amount of June precipitation any of these states have had since 1950.