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Nationally, suitable field days increased to 3.56 this week. The Northern Plains states continued to have minimal field days due to cooler temperatures than average and cool soil temperatures.

U.S. Suitable Field Days

Nationally, corn planting progressed slightly, especially in the Central Plains and Southeast. Corn planting is still lagging behind most states 5 year averages, especially in Kentucky and Tennessee.

U.S. Corn Planted and Weekly Change
U.S. Corn Planted vs 5 Year Average

All states other than Idaho have planted less spring wheat than their 5 year averages. However, Idaho, South Dakota, and Washington all experienced weekly changes of greater than 10% planting progress.

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 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 stayed at 34%. California experienced the greatest weekly change at a 5% improvement in condition.

U.S. Winter Wheat Condition vs Last Week

Nationally, winter wheat headed rose from 5% to 9%. However, most states are lagging behind their 5 year averages, with Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Oklahoma being at least 10% below their 5 year averages.

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