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Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst

Tuesday 03/03/15

Back-To-Back Record Yields Unlikely
The U.S. corn yield shows a tendency to drop off in the year following a new record.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:38PM CST 03/03/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 02/27/15

Spring Weather Comments
Some comments on early spring weather in the Midwest.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:41PM CST 02/27/15 by Mike Palmerino | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Looks alot like 2012 up here in ND. Any way you could review what your March 1 2012 spring-summer outlook was?
Posted by Robert Pyle at 9:19AM CST 03/02/15
 

Thursday 02/26/15

Arctic Chill Covers Prairies
Despite some changes to the position of the jet stream and location of major weather features during the coming week, we will continue to see cold weather and little precipitation across Western Canada.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:37AM CST 02/26/15 by Doug Webster | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
What is the extended forcast for the Dakotas and Minnesota. Much of the same temperatures like February?
Posted by SEAN GROOS at 9:42AM CST 02/27/15
 

Friday 02/20/15

NOAA Comment On Tepid El Nino
A member of the Climate Prediction Center Pacific Ocean forecast team discusses the quirkiness of the past year regarding El Nino.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 1:44PM CST 02/20/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
Just what I thought; you really don't have a clue.
Posted by GLENN TROYER at 10:51AM CST 02/21/15
These same clowns what us to believe everything they say about GW and climate change!! Whatever....
Posted by bbob at 12:54PM CST 02/21/15
The weather is a funny beast. Just when you think you understand it,she turns and bites you some place else. I have often thought that unusually high rainfall in the west was a good indicator of a dry Midwest, but what now if the west coast is dryer than normal. What do you think of the northern jet stream in relationship to another repeat, or similar, weather this year? Should the northern corn belt be thinking of shorter season corn?
Posted by JONATHAN HOOK at 3:56AM CST 02/23/15
 

Thursday 02/19/15

Arctic Air Covers All but the Far West in Canada
The weather pattern is like a broken record with repeated surges of cold weather across central and eastern Canada with most of the central and eastern Prairies sharing in the cold. Alberta has seen temperatures vary from frigid to mild as arctic conditions play tag with Pacific air.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:11PM CST 02/19/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Arctic Air Covers All But The Far West
The weather pattern is like a broken record with repeated surges of cold weather across central and eastern Canada with most of the central and eastern Prairies sharing in the cold. Alberta has seen temperatures vary from frigid to mild as arctic conditions play tag with Pacific air.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:29AM CST 02/19/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 02/17/15

Colorado Snowpack Forecast
A very-dry January has some major impact on the irrigation water supply prospect for this summer in the western Plains and Intermountain West.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:34AM CST 02/17/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 02/12/15

Cold Takes the Upper Hand for the Prairies
Arctic air will take charge across most of Western Canada, where it has not been in place, during the next several days. A slight shift westward of the upper trough will allow for western expansion of bitter cold during the next week.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:52AM CST 02/12/15 by Doug Webster | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
Global warming makes everyone cold right.
Posted by FRANK FULWIDER at 7:22PM CST 02/13/15
Frank, you are about to hear something about a dog dish for about the 50th time. The next time that cliché is funny will be the first time.
Posted by Brandon Butler at 11:55AM CST 02/14/15
Well you can't get any more local then the dogs dish and thats all that counts right Brandon, the weather that is only in your small world???? It surely isn't funny, its really sad that humans are so short sighted, that many lack the creativity, the ingenuity to work on systems that create a more friendly world. Its sad that the violence in the mideast is a result of our greed and instance that we continue to need its oil and it is sad that you along with many others here don't feel its worth the extra bit of sacrifice to make the change. Its sad that you beleive that science is a system not worth believing and even if the science was wrong there are many other reasons to make the change and for that reason "ice in the dog dish" never was and never will be funny because there is more to our world then what we personally experience.
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 7:03PM CST 02/14/15
Don't put words in my mouth, Jay. You'd be surprised what I think is correct for solutions going forward. That being said, I know one thing for certain. YOUR attitude sucks, and because of it, you are part of the problem, and not part of the solution. You WORSHIP people that are ignorant at best, criminal at worst. I don't know if you are just naïve, or you have that much hate built up. But I'm sick of your type, that's for dang sure. Sure, I've had a bit of fun with you on here, but I bet you wouldn't be such an internet tough guy wanting to put words in my mouth if we were standing face to face.
Posted by Brandon Butler at 4:44PM CST 02/16/15
 

Wednesday 02/11/15

Farm Machinery Show Thoughts
There are several areas of curiosity for the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 5:56AM CST 02/11/15 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 02/09/15

Climate Change Reducing Soybean Yields
For the first time, a definite global warming impact cost to production agriculture is identified.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:54AM CST 02/09/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (11)
Thanks for your efforts to inform us on the effects of climate change. I just finished reading an article on the "adjusting" of raw temperature data. Can you shed some light on this practice, if, in fact it's true? I'm not in denial, just confused with all the conflicting info.
Posted by TOM DRAPER at 8:23PM CST 02/09/15
Over the course of time, temperature data has been reviewed and some minor adjustments have been made due to location of instruments or methodology. However, these reviews have not altered the trends that have been going on. NOAA has a full explanation of temperature data at this link: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/temperature-monitoring.php
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 6:59AM CST 02/10/15
Please explain the yields in a Southern state, Louisana, top yields in the nation in 2014. No doubt it is warmer in the Southern states than in the northern tier.
Posted by ctnprod07 at 9:25AM CST 02/10/15
Oh, how precious. The government doing the explaining of the "slight" adjustments. They don't have a vested interest in this big lie, noooooo..... Fox guarding the hen house come to mind anyone? What a crock. And what a bunch of lockstep water carriers. Goebbels would be proud.
Posted by Brandon Butler at 12:13PM CST 02/10/15
Ice on my dog dish again this morning,,, proof global warming is a hoax!!! Nice trying Bryce but as long as I have proof you can't fool and Sean Hannity knows as well!
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 4:23PM CST 02/10/15
Change is opportunity .
Posted by JOHN JANSSEN at 5:40PM CST 02/10/15
The mid 90's was the time period that RR beans were introduced and rapidly adapted. Farmers accepted a yield drag for weed control. Yield and defensive traits were back burner to RR weed control. There you have it Bruce. The truth doesn't advance the agenda, so maybe you should delete it.
Posted by bbob at 10:35PM CST 02/10/15
In an interview in investors business daily, the United Nations executive dealing with climate change named Christiana Figueres, said the main goal of environmental activism is to bring an end to capitalism. I'm not looking for an argument here, but how can you come to an informed opinion in the face of all this "information".
Posted by TOM DRAPER at 4:15PM CST 02/11/15
oil and other fossil fuels are what allows the worlds human population to grow like it has. in 1900 the population was 1 billion souls, now we are at 7 billion and are told that without fossil fuels we would only be at 1 billion. Simple biology states that when an organism has an unlimited food source it multiplies to the point where the food source is consumed then drops back to the pre-food boom, its the "bell curve" and applies to all organisms. One such organism is yeast like in the production of ethanol. The yeast devours the sugar giving off CO2 and alcohol, eventually the huge population of yeast die in their own waste. Ummmm,,,,,, maybe we don't have a choice here? So whoop it up and lets make the Koch brothers stinking rich so we can have their trickle down,,, we will really impress our descendants with the wealth of corporations!!!! Don't worry,,, oil is unlimited, climate change is a hoax, Bush was the best president ever, there are "no go zones" in France, corporations are people and the future has tons of opportunities with a climate as hot as hell!!!!!
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 4:24PM CST 02/11/15
Bruce, The increase in soybean yield may be to climate change. Corn and beans moving north and record yields in the south. Warmer means more evaporation,more water vapor means more precipitation, more CO2 means plants grow better. A win win in my book.
Posted by FRANK FULWIDER at 4:51PM CST 02/11/15
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/globalwarming/11395516/The-fiddling-with-temperature-data-is-the-biggest-science-scandal-ever.html
Posted by Brandon Butler at 8:07AM CST 02/12/15
 

Friday 02/06/15

Dry January In WCB
There was a good deal of dryness in the Western Corn Belt to get the year underway.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:22PM CST 02/06/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Bryce, We are dry here in southeast Michigan too.It was the first January since 1938 that we had no snow for the month.Our creeks are dry as we did not have much fall precip either.Trappers around here said they had a hard time finding enough water to trap muskats even.I think we are in for another dry spring and maybe even summer.We did get about a foot out of the same storm that they got in Iowa but that was really our first snow of the season.I had only plowed driveway on time until then.Thanks for the weather outlook,So many in the markets don't
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 4:15PM CST 02/06/15
 

Thursday 02/05/15

W. Canada to See Temperature Fluctuations
A cold air dome across the central and eastern part of Canada will keep the central and eastern Prairies cold during the next week or so but some Pacific air may bring periods of much milder temperatures to the southwest Prairies at times. Improving prospects for some snowfall are also in the cards.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:45AM CST 02/05/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 01/30/15

Brazil Rain Update
While there's no extensive drought, there continue to be pockets of dryness in Brazil's major soybean areas.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:17PM CST 01/30/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
This report posted today tells us that Brazil is in a drought situation. Why the discrepancy with your analysis? http://www.worthynews.com/top/newscientist-com-article-mg22530063-600-brazil-hit-hard-by-worst-drought-since-1930-html/
Posted by Seth Paulson at 4:19PM CST 02/02/15
It is true that southeastern Brazil is dealing with severe drought. However, that part of the country is not where soybeans are grown. As I noted--the rainfall summaries in this posting are for the major soybean-growing provinces.
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 5:22AM CST 02/03/15
 

Thursday 01/29/15

Arctic Air to Bring Chilly Weather Back to W. Canada
Expanding amounts of arctic air across northern and central Canada are soon to make a return to Western Canada during the next few days and bring an end to the spring-like temperatures of the recent couple of weeks. The dry pattern is also expected to continue for most areas.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:34AM CST 01/29/15 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 01/26/15

Dryness Concern Grows in Southern Plains
With the not-so-great showing of El Nino this winter, Oklahoma wheat pasture may be done ahead of schedule.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:51PM CST 01/26/15 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Forecasts for late week show from .5-.75 inch precipitation for the southwest Plains including Dodge City, Enid, Guymon and Amarillo. My guess is that the precip would be quite welcome.
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 9:08AM CST 01/27/15
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