Fri Oct 31, 2014 06:35 AM CDT This graphic shows the first fall crop rating for the U.S. winter wheat crop and plots that against the percent that the USDA's May winter wheat yield estimate deviates from the 25 year trend of these May estimates.
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.