Email Us! Facebook Facebook You Tube Join Now
(309) 663-6497

Tag Archives: weather

LA NINA COULD AFFECT #COMMODITY MARKETS

#LaNina is leading to uncertainty in commodity markets and #Illinois farmers need to keep a close eye on how the system impacts crops and prices in South America, according to Dale Durchholz, senior market analyst for Agrivisor. “Use that information to adjust or make changes in your marketing policy that you’ve put in place for… read more

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

ACREAGE REPORT, WEATHER SPUR MARKET RALLY

The crop markets finished June on a high note due to a combination of USDA estimates and weather concerns. USDA, in its much-anticipated June 30 acreage report, pegged U.S. soybean plantings at a record 89.5 million acres and corn plantings at 90.9 million acres. Analysts believe prices could continue to rally if the weather turns… read more

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

FLOODING UPDATE

Record floods are forecast this weekend on the Mississippi River after torrential rains fell across eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Chester in Randolph County is expected to top its old flood record set in 1993. Updates available on FarmWeekNow.com. The Mississippi is expected to reach 49.9 feet by Friday at Chester, Illinois, south of St…. read more

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

DRY DOWN SOUTH

It’s dry in Mato Grosso, Brazil – Brazilian farm consultant Kory Melby writes in his blog this week.  He says there are small chances for rain next week, but he sees yield damage ahead if the rains don’t materialize.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

NOVEMBER WEATHER

Illinois experienced its third wettest and tenth warmest November on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel. Meanwhile, Peoria and Springfield set their 2nd and 3rd warmest fall seasons on record, respectively.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged | Comments closed

DROUGHT RETURNS

Central Illinois has returned to moderate drought conditions this week.  The latest Drought Monitor shows the driest area stretches from just south of the Quad Cities southeastward to Jacksonville and Decatur.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

EL NINO FEARS HEAT UP AGRICULTURE FUTURES

The El Nino weather phenomenon is starting to push up prices for agricultural commodities as its impact spreads through key grow-growing regions in Asia and beyond. Government forecasters in the U.S. and Australia have in recent weeks warned that El Nino could be the severest in nearly two decades, as reported by Wall Street Journal.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

EL NINO MAY EASE DROUGHT IN CALIFORNIA

Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the state’s punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the regions in the late 1990s, the Associated Press reports.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

CROPINSURANCE CLAIMS JUMP AFTER WEATHER CURBS PLANTING

Insurance claims filed by U.S. farmers for crops they couldn’t plant have jumped 48% this year, government data show, the latest indication of how adverse weather is curbing production of corn and other crops.  Total claims so far in 2015 related to 6.45 million acres, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency said in… read more

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

HEAT GOES ON

Last month was the hottest June on record – for the planet, some federal government scientists claimed yesterday.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged | Comments closed