NEWS
Fundamentally Speaking
Thu Aug 29, 2013 08:37 AM CDT

Bulls and bears have much to argue about the current state of soybean conditions though the former seems to have had the upper hand over the past three weeks.

Much of this is due to the very dry August that recently has been augmented by the hottest temperatures of the season.

This graphic shows the U.S. soybean crop ratings and the percent of the nation’s crop setting pods as of August 25 from 1986 to 2013 while also tracking final yields as a percent of the 25-year trend.

Using our usual ranking system where we ...

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