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April 15, 2014

Record Low temperatures occurred in parts of KS and OK early this morning. Russell KS recorded a record Low of 21 F breaking the previous record low of 26 F, and Oklahoma City, OK set a new record Low of 28 F breaking the previous record Low of 30 F. So far this AM, Clinton, OK recorded a Low of 28 F, Lawton, OK 26 F, and Gage OK 24 F. Morning Lows were at or above 30 F mark across northern TX including Wichita Falls at 33 F. Some KS wheat has begun jointing in the south central and southeast districts and may be susceptible to this morning's cold temperatures in the mid to low 20s. This could further decline the good to excellent wheat condition for KS and OK in the shortterm. According to the latest crop condition report, corn planting was approximately 20% behind the 5 year average in AR and MS's corn planting pace was even slower as wet weather continues to delay planting progress. The past 24 hours, southeastern AR received 0.25"-near 1.00" rains and north central MS received some isolated heavy 2"+ rains. Some light rain is forecast in this region again on Friday and Monday. Scattered rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.75" are possible over the next 5-6 days which may cause further planting delays in the Delta region. Even though it was quite cold this morning in the 20s across IA and IL, the 4" soil temperatures were generally in the 40s and 50s across the corn belt states this AM. Forecast daytime Highs late this week and weekend in the 50s and 60s may encourage some corn planting across the southern corn belt states.

Nationally, suitable field days increased by over a half of day since last week to 3.36 days. The Northern Plains states have the least suitable field days due to cooler temperatures than average along with precipitation received.

U.S. Suitable Field Days

Corn planting has been progressing very slowly compared to the 5 year average. Only Texas and Kansas have planted more corn than their 5 year averages.

U.S. Corn Planted
U.S. Corn Planted vs 5 Year Average

All states other than Idaho have planted less spring wheat than their 5 year averages, with Idaho improving by 25%.

U.S. Spring Wheat Planted
U.S. Spring Wheat Planted vs 5 Year Average

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Looking forward to next week's report 04/11/2014 @ 8:39am These probabilities are new to me. Why does the soybean yield forecast seem less impacted by El Nino? Prices aren't going to like a big production year, though.

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Days are getting shorter 06/24/2013 @ 7:50am The heat has been good for the crops this past week and I was hoping it would continue for a while. Your projected cool down and the days getting shorter concerns me. A lot of late planted beans. A frost in the first half of September would be very bad. Nice rain last night west of Des Moines. Wind

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Colombia 10/17/2012 @ 12:29pm According to the weather report http://www.agronet.gov.co vides us now Colombia despite its diverse climate predominates the winter in all regions, so it is important to be alert to any emergency

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ARGENTINA 08/01/2012 @ 3:34pm we will probably see an increase of export tax from 35 to 40 % as from tomorrow. strong comments.!!

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Nationally, winter wheat conditions fell 1%. Still, many states saw their winter wheat conditions improve this past week, with Idaho improving the most at 10%.

U.S. Winter Wheat Condition vs Last Week

Most states winter wheat headed percentages were below their 5 year averages. California was the exception with a value 21% above its 5 year average.

U.S. Winter Wheat Headed
U.S. Winter Wheat Headed vs 5 Year Average