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Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst

Monday 10/20/14

NOAA: Record-Warm September
A new all-time historic warm temperature for the month was posted in September per NOAA's Global Climate Summary.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:08AM CDT 10/20/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 10/17/14

Details On Brazil Dryness Issues
Comments from an active corn and soybean grower in Mato Grosso, Brazil delineate the problems and concerns that farmers have because of the very dry situation in central Brazil so far this season.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:40PM CDT 10/17/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/16/14

Western Canada Sees Warm, Dry Period Developing
An excellent weather pattern has fallen into place across Western Canada, allowing harvest to make great strides toward completion. Mild weather and very little rainfall will continue through mid-month and into the end of the month, which should allow farmers to start to complete harvest in many areas close to the normal time.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:16PM CDT 10/16/14 by Joel Burgio | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 10/15/14

Have And Have-Not Brazil Rain
A look at Brazil percent of normal rain since October 1 shows very little activity in central and southeastern crop areas, whereas the far south has had far above normal amounts.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:47AM CDT 10/15/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 10/13/14

Why El Nino Is Likely Here
Weather happenings across the past six weeks give strong indications that at least a weak El Nino has begun.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:45PM CDT 10/13/14 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
Dear Bryce, I know that there is a Mid-West/Central Plains centric focus on weather patterns at DTN but could you please comment on other heavy agriculture producing regions such as the PNW coastal and interior regions that are much more crop diversified than other regions of the country. Our weather concerns have been subsumed by this bias since I have been a DTN subscriber for the last 28 years.
Posted by T JAMES DAVIS at 1:34PM CDT 10/14/14
Thanks for your question and comment. Regarding El Nino for the Pacific Northwest, this is not a good scenario for the drought conditions that have been in effect. El Nino patterns typically bring above-normal temperatures and much below-normal precipitation to the northwestern U.S. That pattern appears to be in place going through the rest of this fall season. Also--in our weather coverage, we do tend to focus on what the situations are that are affecting the markets and that tends to skew toward the central part of the country. But you make a good point, that as we cover those areas and such newer ones as South America and Ukraine, that we need to remember our readers in other regions as well. I promise to take your comments to heart and pledge to do better.
Posted by Bryce Anderson at 2:32PM CDT 10/14/14
Dear Bryce,I agree with Mr Davis. As a producer in the Southeast we often times get left trying to figure out where we fit in with weather patterns and other market forecast for our area. So thank you for your pledge to do better!
Posted by cottonman at 9:53PM CDT 10/14/14
Bryce, thanks for the general overview of "market making" weather. I can understand the challenges you must face when deciding which areas to cover with your brief analysis. Alberta, Canada
Posted by Larry P at 10:31AM CDT 10/15/14
 

Friday 10/10/14

USDA September Weather Review
The continued ability of crops to maintain high condition ratings is a key feature of USDA's look back at last month's crop weather.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:44PM CDT 10/10/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/09/14

Canadian Harvest Races Ahead
An excellent weather pattern has fallen into place across western Canada to allow for harvest to make great strides toward completion. More of the same is in the forecast.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:42AM CDT 10/09/14 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 10/08/14

North-South Split On Corn Harvest
The majority of U.S. corn production appears to be out of major rain-related harvest delays through the remainder of the first half of October.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:47PM CDT 10/08/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 10/02/14

Weather Improves Harvest Across Canada
Beneficial harvest weather during the past couple of weeks has helped harvest progress to catchup across parts of the Prairie provinces with the west making the largest strides. Periods of showers have kept harvest activies a little slower for the east.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:30AM CDT 10/02/14 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Wednesday 10/01/14

Climate Change Scorecard
Summarizing how major extreme weather events of 2013 did or did not show evidence of climate change influence.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:13PM CDT 10/01/14 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
Bryce, I just read an article saying that ocean temperatures off Australia and New Zealand were much higher then originally thought, would that produce much more rain for the US?
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 7:36AM CDT 10/07/14
 

Monday 09/29/14

One Of Those Years
Every crop region in the northern hemisphere had at least a decent year in 2014.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:55PM CDT 09/29/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Thursday 09/25/14

Canada Weather Favors Lagging Harvest
A period of cold, snow and rain earlier in September combined with a somewhat delayed crop this season has put harvest behind schedule by a good margin for many areas across Canada. The recent spell of warm, dry weather has helped harvest to get back on its feet and mostly favorable conditions should continue for a while longer.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:44AM CDT 09/25/14 by Doug Webster | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Tuesday 09/23/14

Pacific SOI Points Toward El Nino
An strengthening El Nino trend suggests wetter harvest conditions for the Midwest.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:29AM CDT 09/23/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Monday 09/22/14

Big Yield Forecast In College Model
A cooperative land-grant colleage corn yield forecast model continues to show robust output this season.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 11:02AM CDT 09/22/14 by Bryce Anderson | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 

Friday 09/19/14

Climate Change Echo In Farm Policy
The impact of climate change is making its way into the federal budget--and money talks.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:38PM CDT 09/19/14 by Bryce Anderson | Post a Comment
Comments (7)
Global warming/ climate change is a scam, a lie. It's time to open your eyes for crying out loud.
Posted by JEFF RIDDER at 9:02PM CDT 09/20/14
? That is stupid.
Posted by bbob at 4:44PM CDT 09/21/14
Would someone please convey to Professor Babcock the Ag. Act always was a social welfare program. The intent was and is to guarantee an adequate and affordable food supply for the American public. The implementation is accomplished through keeping food producers afloat through the poor crop years. On the surface it appears as welfare for farmers while in reality it is welfare for the general public. Look at the big picture, not just the highlighted portion of the altered photo.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:36AM CDT 09/22/14
Babcock is chronically an embarassment to most of us who went to ISU! He's an EWG puppet to boot! And Bonnie you are SO right about the "big picture". Plus farm support comes at the expense of those who can afford it and not as a grocery expense by those who can't.
Posted by Curt Zingula at 7:08AM CDT 09/22/14
Ag programs are built from huge corporation lobbyists in order to maintain an abundant supply of cheap ag commodities so they can process them into huge profits. The farmer gets minimal payment but enough to stay in business while the tax payer foots the bill. Climate change adds an uncertainty into the equation that corporations don't like, interesting to see how they will deal with it, I am sure they will figure out some way to maintain or increase their profits.
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 8:22AM CDT 09/22/14
Rockefellers pledged today to divest $50 billion from fossil fuels to clean energy saying " there is a moral imperative to preserve a healthy planet". UN conference maps out fishing areas declining from climate change, 100's of thousands marched yesterday in climate protests around the world,,,,,, oh, its time for Rush Limbo radio, you guys have it turned up real loud????
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 10:26AM CDT 09/22/14
Personally, I support research, use and development of alternative energy. What irks me is the idiots with nothing else to do, wasting energy getting to and from marches, protests, environmental conventions, etc., pointing their fingers at someone else. I am curious as to how much carbon is emitted by totally wasting energy participating in such activities. Protests only result in unscientific, counterproductive legislation, rules and regulations. If only the protesters would set an example by staying home, working in their garden and getting the liberal press to report on their activity. those terrible conservatives would develop a different perspective.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 4:54AM CDT 09/23/14
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