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GRAIN BELT WX ROUNDUP Ohio Morning Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Cleveland Ohio 850 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018 Values represent highs yesterday...lows over the last 12 hours and precipitation over the last 24 hours ending at 7 AM EST/8 AM EDT. M=Missing Data T=Trace NA=Not Available : .BR CLE 1021 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ :Automated Suface Observation Systems (ASOS) Sites :................................................................... : Station Max / Min / 24-HR / Snow / Snow : Name Temp / Temp / PCPN / Fall / Depth :................................................................... ---NORTHWEST OHIO--- AOH: Lima Allen Apt : M / 35 / 0.03 / NA / NA DFI: Defiance Mem Apt : 59 / 32 / 0.04 / NA / NA FDY: Findlay Apt : 60 / 36 / 0.03 / NA / NA TDZ: Toledo Executive Apt: 60 / 35 / 0.06 / NA / NA TOL: Toledo Express Apt : 61 / 36 / 0.05 / 0 / 0 : ---NORTHEAST OHIO--- CLE: Cleveland Hopkins : 60 / 40 / 0.34 / 0 / 0 BKL: Burke Lakefront Apt : 59 / 41 / 0.21 / NA / NA LPR: Lorain / Elyria Apt : 60 / 38 / 0.20 / NA / NA HZY: Northeast Ohio Apt : 60 / 34 / 0.55 / NA / NA CAK: Akron-Canton Apt : 60 / 37 / 0.33 / 0 / 0 AKR: Akron Fulton Apt : 63 / 39 / 0.17 / NA / NA BJJ: Wooster/Wayne Co Apt: 59 / 35 / 0.27 / NA / NA MFD: Mansfield Lahm Apt : 60 / 34 / 0.18 / T / 0 YNG: Youngstown Apt : 59 / 37 / 0.32 / 0 / 0 : ---SOUTHWEST OHIO--- LUK: Cincy Lunken Apt : 63 / 36 / 0.00 / NA / NA CVG: Cincy N. Kentucky : 62 / 32 / T / 0 / 0.0 HAO: Hamilton : 63 / 33 / T / NA / NA DAY: Dayton Apt : 60 / 31 / T / 0 / 0.0 MGY: Wright Bros Apt : 62 / 33 / T / NA / NA ILN: Wilmington : 60 / 32 / T / NA / NA : ---CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OHIO--- CMH: John Glenn APT : 62 / 36 / 0.01 / 0 / 0.0 OSU: OSU Apt : 61 / 35 / T / NA / NA VTA: Newark : 62 / 35 / 0.02 / NA / NA MNN: Marion Apt : 60 / 35 / 0.07 / NA / NA LHQ: Lancaster : 61 / 35 / T / NA / NA ZZV: Zanesville Apt : 61 / 36 / 0.03 / NA / NA PHD: New Philadelphia : 61 / 37 / 0.16 / NA / NA : .END These Data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore... these data are subject to revision. Final and certified data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Indiana National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 845 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018 Values represent yesterday's high and low temperatures over the last 12 hours, 24-hour precipitation ending at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT, and snow depth at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT. .BR IND 1021 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Indiana Temperature and Precipitation Stations :................................................................ : Station Max / Min / 24-Hr / Snow / Snow : Name Temp/ Temp/ Precip / Fall / Depth :................................................................ : : EVV : Evansville : 65 / 30 / 0.00 / M / M FWA : Fort Wayne : 60 / 35 / 0.03 / 0.0 / 0 IND : Indianapolis : 61 / 28 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SBN : South Bend : 55 / 36 / 0.15 / 0.0 / 0 : :Automated Surface Observation Stations/Unofficial Data BMG : Bloomington : 61 / 27 / 0.00 / M / M EYE : Eagle Creek Arpt : 60 / 30 / 0.00 / M / M GSH : Goshen Airport : 56 / 36 / 0.08 / M / M LAF : Lafayette : 59 / 25 / T / M / M MIE : Muncie : 62 / 34 / 0.04 / M / M IWX : Northern Indiana : 58 / 34 / 0.06 / 0.0 / 0 GEZ : Shelbyville : 63 / 29 / 0.00 / M / M HUF : Terre Haute : 62 / 24 / T / M / M VPZ : Valparaiso : 57 / 32 / 0.05 / M / M : :U.S. Climate Reference Network/Non-Commissioned Site/Unofficial Data FPCI3: Oolitic 2.6 WSW : 61 / 28 / M / M / M : :Unavailable parameters are indicated by M. .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by NCEI. Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the National Centers for Environmental Information /NCEI/ - www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Michigan Temperature and Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Gaylord MI 920 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018 Yesterday's High Temperature 12 hour Low Temperature ending at 8 am EDT 24 hr Precipitation total ending at 8 am EDT M= Missing Data T=Trace .BR APX 1021 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :............................................................. : MAX MIN 24 HOUR :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PRECIP :............................................................. :-- Upper Peninsula Stations -- CMX : Houghton County Airpor : 42 / 31 / M P59 : Copper Harbor : 44 / 34 / M IMT : Iron Mountain Airport : 44 / 30 / M MQT : NWS Marquette : 42 / M / 0.12 SAW : Gwinn : 44 / 30 / M IWD : Ironwood Airport : 41 / 24 / M ESC : Escanaba : 45 / 31 / M MNM : Menominee : 48 / 31 / M ERY : Newberry : 44 / 30 / M ANJ : Sault Ste Marie : 44 / 33 / 0.00 :-- Northern Lower Peninsula Stations -- PLN : Pellston : 47 / 31 / T TVC : Traverse City : 51 / 34 / 0.30 GLR : Gaylord : 45 / 29 / 0.02 APN : Alpena : 46 / 32 / 0.00 HTL : Houghton Lake : 47 / 31 / 0.06 :-- Southwest Lower Peninsula Stations -- GRR : Grand Rapids : 54 / 36 / 0.23 LAN : Lansing : 55 / 32 / 0.08 MKG : Muskegon : 55 / 38 / 0.09 AZO : Kalamazoo : 54 / 35 / 0.28 BTL : Battle Creek : M / M / M BIV : Holland : 56 / 38 / 0.10 JXN : Jackson : 56 / 28 / 0.19 BEH : Benton Harbor : 56 / 36 / 0.17 :-- Southeast Lower Peninsula Stations -- ADG : Adrian - ASOS : 55 / 30 / 0.26 DET : Detroit City - ASOS : 56 / 35 / 0.16 DTW : Detroit Metro - Asos : 59 / 36 / 0.28 FNT : Flint - ASOS : 55 / 33 / 0.09 PTK : Pontiac - Asos : 53 / 33 / 0.02 MBS : Saginaw - ASOS : 52 / 33 / 0.09 WHK : White Lake : 53 / 30 / 0.10 .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information. Therefore...these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/min Temperatures And Precipitation Table For Southeast And South-central Wisconsin National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI 831 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 .BR MKE 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ High temperatures from airport ASOS/AWOS are for the 24 hours ending at 1 AM today. Low temperatures are for the 12 hours ending at 7 AM this morning. Precipitation and new snow are for the 24 hours ending at 7 AM this morning. Snow on the ground is as of 7 AM today. New Snow on High Low Precip Snow Ground Temp Temp (in.) (in.) (in.) MKE : Milwaukee ASOS: 52 / 29 / T / T / 0 MSN : Madison ASOS: 48 / 22 / T / T / 0 FLD : Fond Du Lac ASOS: 48 / 24 / 0.01 / M / M SBM : Sheboygan ASOS: 48 / 26 / 0.08 / M / M ENW : Kenosha ASOS: 51 / 22 / T / M / M RAC : Racine ASOS: 51 / 27 / 0.01 / M / M LNR : Lone Rock ASOS: 48 / 21 / 0.01 / M / M DLL : Baraboo/Dells AWOS: 46 / 21 / M / M / M C35 : Reedsburg AWOS: 47 / 22 / M / M / M MRJ : Mineral Point AWOS: 48 / 27 / M / M / M C29 : Middleton-5 NW AWOS: 49 / 24 / M / M / M JVL : Janesville AWOS: 48 / 21 / M / M / M EFT : Monroe AWOS: 49 / 24 / M / M / M RYV : Watertown AWOS: 48 / 22 / M / M / M UNU : Juneau AWOS: 46 / 23 / M / M / M UES : Waukesha AWOS: 46 / 23 / M / M / M ETB : West Bend AWOS: 48 / 27 / M / M / M BUU : Burlington AWOS: 48 / M / M / M / M MWC : Milw.-Timmerman AWOS: 46 / 27 / M / M / M .End .BR MKE 1021 C DH07/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ The data below is from NWS official and unofficial COOP weather observers. The data is for the 24 hours ending around 7 AM. In some weather situations, the reported low temperatures may reflect conditions from the previous morning. New Snow on : Obs High Low Precip Snow Ground ID Location Time Temp Temp (in.) (in.) (in.) BABW3: Baraboo-WWTP-COOP : DH0739/ 46 / 22 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BEAW3: Beaver Dam-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 43 / 22 / 0.01 / 0.0 / 0 BLGW3: Belgium-1 NW-WWTP-COOP: DH0700/ 47 / 26 / 0.01 / 0.0 / 0 BLTW3: Beloit-College-COOP : DH0600/ 44 / 23 / T / 0.0 / 0 BROW3: Brodhead-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 47 / 22 / 0.08 / T / 0 BGTW3: Burlington-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 47 / 23 / T / T / 0 CLIW3: Clinton-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 46 / 20 / T / 0.0 / 0 CUSW3: Columbus-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / T / T / 0 FCDW3: Fond Du Lac-2 SW-COOP : DH0700/ 42 / 25 / 0.03 / T / 0 HARW3: Hartford-WWTP-COOP : DH0755/ 52 / 22 / T / / JFNW3: Jefferson-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 47 / 25 / 0.02 / 0.0 / 0 CHMW3: Madison-Charmany-COOP : DH0711/ 45 / 24 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MWC : Milw.-Timmerman-COOP : DH0700/ 54 / 27 / / / MMCW3: Milw.-Mt Mary Col-COOP: DH0700/ 51 / 26 / T / T / 0 MRBW3: Mt. Horeb-1S-WWTP-COOP: DH0700/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OCOW3: Oconomowoc-W-WWTP-COOP: DH0700/ 47 / 23 / 0.03 / T / 0 ONCW3: Oconomowoc-South-UCOOP: DH0821/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GIBW3: Oostburg-N-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.05 / T / 0 PORW3: Portage-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 44 / 25 / 0.01 / T / 0 RCHW3: Richfield/Colgate-COOP: DH0600/ 43 / 21 / 0.01 / T / 0 RCNW3: Racine-Lake-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 48 / 26 / 0.01 / 0.0 / 0 RBGW3: Reedsburg-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 43 / 22 / 0.01 / 0.0 / 0 ROCW3: Rochester-1S-WWTP-COOP: DH0600/ 42 / 23 / 0.02 / 0.0 / 0 SAVW3: Saukville-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 47 / 26 / 0.22 / 0.0 / 0 SEEW3: So. Mke-WWTP-Lake-COOP: DH0809/ 51 / 28 / 0.00 / / SLRW3: Slinger-WWTP-COOP : DH0400/ 44 / 23 / 0.13 / 0.0 / 0 TAHW3: Taycheedah-UCOOP : DH0700/ 44 / 26 / T / / UGRW3: Union Grove-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 48 / 21 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WATW3: Watertown-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 46 / 24 / 0.04 / 0.1 / 0 WSTW3: West Bend-NE-Fire-COOP: DH0700/ / / 0.05 / / WHTW3: Whitewater-WWTP-COOP : DH0714/ 47 / 23 / 0.01 / T / 0 .End .BR MKE 1021 C DH00/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ Data for the 24 hours ending at midnight. New Snow on Obs High Low Precip Snow Ground Time Temp Temp (in.) (in.) (in.) KENW3: Kenosha-WWTP-COOP : DH0000/ 52 / 30 / 0.00 / / MKX: Sullivan-3 SE-NWS : DH0000/ 46 / 23 / 0.01 / T / 0 FDCW3: Fond Du Lac-COOP : DH0000/ 48 / 34 / 0.03 / T / 0 .End Data below is from the CoCoRaHS network and is for the 24 hours ending around 7 AM. New Snow on Precip Snow Ground (in.) (in.) (in.) ID County Location WSB12: Sheboygan Sheboygan-3 NW : 0.08 / T / 0 WSB19: Sheboygan Sheboygan-1 SW : 0.07 / 0.0 / WSK02: Sauk Rock Springs-3 SW : 0.06 / 0.0 / 0 WLF05: Lafayette Benton : 0.00 / 0.0 / WCB04: Columbia Portage-6 SW : T / T / 0 WCB11: Columbia Poynette-7 NW : T / / WDA39: Dane Madison-4 W : 0.05 / 0.5 / 0 WDA13: Dane Madison-4 W : 0.06 / T / 0 WDA46: Dane Madison-6.4 W : 0.04 / / 0 WGN05: Green Monticello-2 SE : 0.02 / T / 0 WRK07: Rock Janesville-5 N : T / / WRK15: Rock Beloit-1 SE : T / / WWS04: Washington Kewaskum-2 NW : 0.05 / T / WWS23: Washington West Bend-1 NW : 0.06 / / WWK54: Waukesha Waukesha-1.6 NW : 0.01 / 0.0 / 0 WOZ16: Ozaukee Grafton-SE : 0.13 / / WWK34: Waukesha Eagleville : T / T / WWK47: Waukesha New Berlin-2 NW : 0.01 / / WMW43: Milwaukee Brown Deer-1 NW : 0.00 / 0.0 / WMW23: Milwaukee Greendale-1 NE : T / T / WWW12: Walworth Elkhorn-SE : 0.02 / 0.0 / 0 WRC03: Racine Racine-2 SW : T / 0.0 / 0 WKN06: Kenosha Kenosha-2 S : T / 0.0 / 0 WKN18: Kenosha Twin Lakes-WWTP : 0.00 / 0.0 / $$ Maximum/Minimum Temperature and Precipitation Table National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 725 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 High temperature yesterday Low temperature last 12 hours Precipitation last 24 hours .BR LOT 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :ID Location High Low Pcpn ORD : Chicago-O'Hare : 51 / 28 / T CNII2: Chi-Northerly Isle : 52 / 32 / MDW : Chicago-Midway : 53 / 28 / T LOTI2: NWS Romeoville : 52 / 24 / 0.01 RFD : Rockford : 50 / 23 / T DPA : DuPage Airport : 51 / 24 / T UGN : Waukegan : 51 / 26 / T ARR : Aurora Airport : 53 / 21 / 0.01 PWK : Wheeling : 53 / 28 / T MLI : Moline : 52 / 25 / 0.00 BMI : Bloomington : 57 / 25 / 0.00 CMI : Champaign : 61 / 21 / 0.00 DEC : Decatur : 60 / 23 / 0.00 LWV : Lawrenceville : 65 / 29 / 0.00 ILX : NWS Lincoln : 59 / 21 / 0.00 MTO : Mattoon : 62 / 25 / 0.00 PIA : Peoria : 57 / 26 / 0.00 SPI : Springfield : 61 / 21 / 0.00 CPS : Cahokia : 67 / 26 / 0.00 UIN : Quincy : 59 / 26 / 0.00 MDH : Carbondale : 66 / 27 / 0.00 .END Please note that only the readings for Chicago-O'Hare, Rockford, Lincoln, Peoria, Springfield, and Moline are to be used for climatological purposes. Other stations are supplemental, and should not be used for official climatological data. These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the national climatic data center /NCDC/. Therefore... These data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature And Precipitation Table For Missouri National Weather Service St Louis MO 723 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 12 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6 AM CST/7 AM CDT .BR LSX 1021 CS DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ :............................................................... : Station | Max | Min | 24-hr | Snow | Snow | : Name | Tmp | Tmp | Precip | Fall | Depth | :............................................................... : CGI : Cape Girardeau : 68 / 27 / 0.00 / / CDJ : Chillicothe : 62 / 27 / 0.00 / / COU : Columbia : 64 / 31 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 FAM : Farmington : 65 / 26 / 0.00 / / JEF : Jefferson City : 65 / 29 / 0.00 / / JLN : Joplin : 68 / 34 / 0.00 / / MCI : Kansas City Intl : 64 / 31 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MKC : Kansas City Dwtn : 65 / 38 / 0.00 / / IRK : Kirksville : 59 / 26 / 0.00 / / AIZ : Osage Beach : 65 / 27 / 0.00 / / POF : Poplar Bluff : 70 / 32 / 0.00 / / STJ : St. Joseph : 64 / 29 / 0.00 / / DMO : Sedalia : 63 / 27 / 0.00 / / SUS : Chesterfield : 66 / 28 / 0.00 / / SGF : Springfield : 66 / 33 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SET : St Charles : 65 / 28 / 0.00 / / STL : St. Louis : 66 / 30 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 VIH : Rolla/Vichy : 64 / 26 / 0.00 / / UNO : West Plains : 68 / 31 / 0.00 / / .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information. (NCEI) Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified data can be accessed at www.ncei.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Central Iowa National Weather Service Des Moines IA 840 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 .BR DMX 1021 C DH01/DC1810210838/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PP/SF/SD : : Values represent highs yesterday...12-hour lows... : and 24-hour precipitation ending at 7 AM Central Time : : Max Min Snow : Location Temp Temp Pcpn Snow Depth : LWD : Lamoni ASOS : 56 / 28 / 0.00 / / AMW : Ames ASOS : 48 / 22 / 0.00 / / DSM : Des Moines ASOS : 51 / 27 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 DMX : NWS Johnston* : 49 / 29 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MIW : Marshalltown ASOS : 46 / 22 / 0.00 / / EST : Estherville ASOS : 45 / 21 / 0.00 / / FOD : Fort Dodge AWOS : 47 / 24 / 0.00 / / MCW : Mason City ASOS : 44 / 20 / 0.00 / / MSCI4: Mason City* : M / M / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 ALO : Waterloo ASOS : 49 / 22 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OTM : Ottumwa ASOS : 52 / 25 / 0.00 / / : :* Cooperative weather observation site : : : Other Automated Locations : : ...North Central Iowa... AXA : Algona AWOS : 45 / 25 / 0.00 / / CAV : Clarion AWOS : 45 / 23 / 0.00 / / FXY : Forest City AWOS : 43 / 23 / 0.00 / / HPT : Hampton AWOS : 45 / 23 / 0.00 / / : : ...West Central Iowa... ADU : Audubon AWOS : 50 / 25 / 0.00 / / CIN : Carroll AWOS : 50 / 23 / 0.00 / / DNS : Denison AWOS : 50 / 27 / 0.00 / / : : ...Central Iowa... IKV : Ankeny AWOS : 50 / 25 / 0.00 / / BNW : Boone AWOS : 48 / 27 / 0.00 / / GGI : Grinnell AWOS : 47 / 25 / 0.00 / / IFA : Iowa Falls AWOS : 47 / 24 / 0.00 / / TNU : Newton AWOS : 48 / 25 / 0.00 / / PRO : Perry AWOS : 50 / 23 / 0.00 / / NSSI4: Prairie City/NS NWR: 50 / 25 / 0.00 / / EBS : Webster City AWOS : 46 / 25 / 0.00 / / : : ...Southwestern Iowa... AIO : Atlantic AWOS : 52 / 27 / 0.00 / / : : ...South Central Iowa... TVK : Centerville AWOS : 55 / 27 / 0.00 / / CNC : Chariton AWOS : 54 / 25 / 0.00 / / CSQ : Creston AWOS : 54 / 27 / 0.00 / / OXV : Knoxville AWOS : 50 / 27 / 0.00 / / SSFI4: Lucas/Stephens SF : 54 / 26 / 0.00 / / I75 : Osceola AWOS : 54 / 27 / 0.00 / / PEA : Pella AWOS : 50 / 26 / 0.00 / / : : ...Southeastern Iowa... OOA : Oskaloosa AWOS : 51 / 24 / 0.00 / / : .END .BR DMX 1021 C DH0838/DC1810210838/TX/TN/PP/SF/SD : : Values represent the 24 hours ending around 7 AM Central Time : : Cooperative observer and other locations : : Date/Time Max Min Snow : Location DDHHMM Temp Temp Pcpn Snow Depth : : ...Northwestern Iowa... ESTI4: Estherville : DD210700/ 41 / 22 / 0.00 / / POCI4: Pocahontas : DD210800/ 44 / 23 / 0.00 / / : : ...North Central Iowa... ALGI4: Algona : DD210654/ 43 / 26 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 DAKI4: Dakota City : DD210800/ 43 / 26 / 0.00 / / HPTI4: Hampton : DD210700/ 44 / 24 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SWEI4: Swea City : DD210600/ 43 / 22 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...Northeastern Iowa... TRPI4: Tripoli : DD210700/ 43 / 24 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...West Central Iowa... COOI4: Coon Rapids : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / RWCI4: Rockwell City : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / : : ...Central Iowa... AESI4: Ames : DD210600/ 47 / 24 / 0.00 / / BNWI4: Boone : DD210800/ 49 / 25 / 0.00 / / GRWI4: Garwin : DD210600/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GNDI4: Grundy Center : DD210810/ 44 / 23 / 0.00 / / MSHI4: Marshalltown : DD210700/ 45 / 25 / 0.00 / / MXWI4: Maxwell : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / NWTI4: Newton : DD210700/ 47 / 26 / 0.00 / / OGDI4: Ogden : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / STYI4: Story City : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / : : ...Southwestern Iowa... ADAI4: Adair : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / ATLI4: Atlantic : DD210700/ 54 / 24 / 0.00 / / CRNI4: Corning : DD210700/ 55 / 26 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GRNI4: Greenfield : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / : : ...South Central Iowa... BCNI4: Beaconsfield : DD210700/ M / 28 / 0.00 / / CNTI4: Centerville : DD210700/ 54 / 24 / 0.00 / / CMBI4: Columbia : DD210700/ / / 0.00 / / KNXI4: Knoxville : DD210800/ 51 / 28 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...Southeastern Iowa... BLMI4: Bloomfield : DD210825/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control /QC/ by NCDC. Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the National Climatic Data Center /NCDC/ - www.ncdc.noaa.gov . $$ State Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Bismarck ND 754 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 .BR BIS 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : :VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAY'S HIGHS...LOWS OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS :AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7 AM CDT. :ASOS SITES ARE AUTOMATED AND MAY UNDER-ESTIMATE WINTER PRECIP. : :CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS :................................................................ : STATION MAX / MIN / 24-HR / SNOW / SNOW : NAME TEMP/ TEMP / PRECIP / FALL / DEPTH :................................................................ : : CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ BIS : Bismarck ASOS : 48 / 27 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 JMS : Jamestown FAA : 42 / 25 / 0.00 / M / M MOT : Minot FAA : 46 / 33 / 0.00 / M / M ISN : Williston WSO : 56 / 30 / 0.00 / M / M N60 : Garrison ASOS : 46 / 26 / 0.00 / M / M MIB : Minot Air Force Bas: 45 / 28 / 0.00 / M / M GFK : ASOS @ Grand Forks : 40 / 27 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 FAR : ASOS @ Fargo Airpor: 41 / 28 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 RDR : ASOS @ Grand Forks : 41 / 25 / 0.00 / M / M DVL : AWOS @ Devils Lake : 37 / 29 / 0.00 / M / M .END : MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 1021 M DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ DIK : Dickinson Theodore : 57 / 33 / 0.00 / M / M HEI : Hettinger ASOS : 56 / 32 / 0.00 / M / M .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Center for Environmental Information /NCEI/. Therefore these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table For SD National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD 740 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR FSD 1021 C DH01/TAIRZXZ/DH07/TAIRZPZ/PPDRZZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZZ : : Locations in Central Time Zone... : : MAX MIN SNOW SNOW :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PCPN FALL DEPTH : ABR : Aberdeen WFO : 46 / 25 / M/ M/ M BKX : Brookings : 41 / 26 / 0.00/ M/ M 9V9 : Chamberlain : 52 / 33 / 0.00/ M/ M HON : Huron Airport : 47 / 31 / 0.00/ M/ M MDS : Madison AWOS : 41 / 27 / 0.00/ M/ M MHE : Mitchell ASOS : 48 / 32 / 0.00/ M/ M MBG : Mobridge AP : 49 / 34 / M/ M/ M PIR : Pierre Regional A: 52 / 33 / M/ M/ M FSD : Sioux Falls Airpo: 47 / 30 / 0.00/ M/ M 8D3 : Sisseton AP : 47 / 22 / M/ M/ M ATY : Watertown Regiona: 44 / 26 / M/ M/ M ICR : Winner AP : 55 / 38 / 0.00/ M/ M YKN : Yankton AWOS : 48 / 28 / 0.00/ M/ M .End : : Locations in Mountain Time Zone... : : MAX MIN SNOW SNOW :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PCPN FALL DEPTH : 2WX : Buffalo : 62 / 36 / 0.00/ M/ M CUT : Custer AP : 58 / 38 / 0.00/ M/ M D07 : Faith AP : 55 / 35 / 0.00/ M/ M PHP : Philip AP : 59 / 35 / 0.00/ M/ M IEN : Pine Ridge AP : 66 / 40 / 0.00/ M/ M UNRS2: Rapid City NWS : 60 / 44 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 RAP : Rapid City AP : 61 / 37 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 .End These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center /NCDC/. Therefore... these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Nebraska National Weather Service Hastings NE 731 AM CDT SUN OCT 21 2018 : Values represent yesterday's highs, lows over the last 12 hours : and precipitation the last 24 hours ending at 7 am CDT (6 am MDT). .BR GID 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Snow Snow : Station Max / Min / Pcpn / Fall / Depth : ANW : Ainsworth Airport : 55 / 37 / 0.00 / / BVN : Albion Airport : 58 / 29 / 0.00 / / AIA : Alliance : 66 / 29 / 0.00 / / AUH : Aurora Aiport : 61 / 34 / 0.00 / / BIE : Beatrice Airport : 63 / 34 / 0.00 / / BTA : Blair Airport : 55 / 34 / 0.00 / / BBW : Broken Bow Airport: 62 / 32 / 0.00 / / CDR : Chadron : 67 / 40 / 0.00 / / OLU : Columbus Airport : 57 / 27 / 0.00 / / FNB : Falls City Airport: 61 / 27 / 0.00 / / FET : Fremont Airport : 57 / 33 / 0.00 / / GRN : Gordon Airport : 64 / 41 / 0.00 / / GRI : Grand Island Arpt : 63 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 HSI : Hastings Airport : 63 / 37 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 HJH : Hebron Airport : 64 / 34 / 0.00 / / HDE : Holdrege Airport : 63 / 37 / 0.00 / / IML : Imperial Airport : 68 / 33 / 0.00 / / EAR : Kearney Airport : 62 / 36 / 0.00 / / IBM : Kimball Airport : 67 / 34 / 0.00 / / LXN : Lexington Airport : 64 / 39 / 0.00 / / LNK : Lincoln Airport : 61 / 27 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MCK : McCook Airport : 68 / 40 / 0.00 / / AFK : Nebraska City Arpt: 60 / 32 / 0.00 / / OFK : Norfolk Airport : 53 / 28 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 LBF : North Platte Arpt : 68 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OFF : Offutt AFB : 56 / 32 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OGA : Ogallala Airport : 67 / 34 / 0.00 / / OMA : Omaha/Eppley : 57 / 33 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MLE : Omaha/Millard : 58 / 34 / 0.00 / / ONL : O'Neill Airport : 54 / 35 / 0.00 / / ODX : Ord Airport : 59 / 31 / 0.00 / / PMV : Plattsmouth Arpt : 57 / 33 / 0.00 / / BFF : Scottsbluff : 70 / 31 / 0.00 / / SNY : Sidney : 67 / 33 / 0.00 / / TQE : Tekamah Airport : 55 / 27 / 0.00 / / TIF : Thedford Airport : 62 / 43 / 0.00 / / VTN : Valentine Airport : 60 / 42 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OAX : Valley NWS Office : 56 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 AHQ : Wahoo Airport : 58 / 28 / 0.00 / / LCG : Wayne Airport : 51 / 24 / 0.00 / / JYR : York Airport : 59 / 34 / 0.00 / / : State Temperature Extremes : : 70 degrees at Scottsbluff : 24 degrees at Wayne Airport : .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly known as NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for North Central...Northeast and East Central Kansas National Weather Service Topeka KS 708 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 Values represent highs yesterday...lows over the last 12 hours and precipitation over the last 24 hours ending at 6 AM CST/7 AM CDT. .BR TOP 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : ***First Order Climate Stations*** : : Max Min Snow Snow :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn Fall Depth TOP : Topeka Billard Airport : 66 / 31 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CNK : Concordia Airport : 67 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 .END .BR TOP 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : : ***Other Automated First Order Stations*** : : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn FOE : Topeka Forbes Field : 67 / 30 / 0.00 LWC : Lawrence Airport : 68 / 27 / 0.00 MHK : Manhattan Airport : 67 / 31 / 0.00 EMP : Emporia Airport : 67 / 34 / 0.00 .END ***Other Automated Stations*** : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn MYZ : Marysville Airport : 63 / 34 / M OWI : Ottawa Municipal Airport : 66 / 30 / .END .BR TOP 1021 C DH07/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : ***Cooperative Observer Network Observations*** : Values represent the previous 24 hours : : Obs Max Min Snow Snow :Id Location Time Temp Temp Pcpn Fall Depth OSGK1: Osage City : DH0630 / 66 / 32 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OTTK1: Ottawa : DH0700 / 65 / 31 / 0.00 / M / M .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Colorado Temperature And Precipitation Table National Weather Service Pueblo CO 625 AM MDT Sun Oct 21 2018 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 18 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6AM MDT Snow depth at 6AM MDT .B DEN 181021 M DH06/TX/TN/PP/SD : ...Colorado... : Snow : High Low Pcpn Depth AKO : Akron : 69 / 41 / 0.00 / M ALS : Alamosa : 62 / 24 / 0.00 / 0 ASE : Aspen : 63 / 31 / 0.00 / M ITR : Burlington : 73 / 41 / 0.00 / M APA : Centennial Arpt : 69 / 40 / 0.00 / M COS : Colorado Springs : 68 / 35 / 0.00 / 0 CEZ : Cortez : 70 / 40 / 0.00 / M CAG : Craig : 67 / 25 / 0.00 / M DEN : Denver Intl Arpt : 70 / 41 / 0.00 / M DRO : Durango : 65 / 32 / 0.00 / M EGE : Eagle : 65 / 28 / M / M FNL : Ft Collins Arpt : 70 / 36 / 0.00 / M GJT : Grand Junction : 69 / 44 / 0.00 / 0 GXY : Greeley Airport : 72 / 30 / 0.00 / M GUC : Gunnison : 62 / 20 / M / M HDN : Hayden : 63 / 35 / M / M LHX : La Junta : 73 / 38 / 0.00 / M LAA : Lamar : 73 / 36 / 0.00 / M LXV : Leadville : 52 / 21 / 0.00 / M LIC : Limon : 69 / 25 / 0.00 / M EEO : Meeker : 68 / 31 / 0.00 / M MTJ : Montrose : 66 / 35 / 0.00 / M PUB : Pueblo : 73 / 31 / 0.00 / 0 RIL : Rifle : 69 / 34 / 0.00 / M SPD : Springfield : 70 / 35 / 0.00 / M TEX : Telluride : 59 / 37 / M / M TAD : Trinidad : 69 / 44 / 0.00 / M .END From the above reports The highest temperature in Colorado yesterday was 73 degrees in Burlington, La Junta, Lamar and Pueblo. The lowest temperature in Colorado during the past 12 hours was 20 degrees in Gunnison. $$ OKLAHOMA TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 713 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 HIGH TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 12 HOURS 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7 AM CDT .BR OUN 1021 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : : HIGH LOW PCPN : :...WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS... LTS : ALTUS AFB : M / M / 0 CSM : CLINTON : 68 / 47 / 0 FDR : FREDERICK : 72 / 48 / 0 GAG : GAGE : 74 / 38 / 0 GUY : GUYMON : 72 / 41 / 0 HBR : HOBART : 70 / 44 / 0 FSI : LAWTON/FORT SILL : 71 / M / 0 LAW : LAWTON/AIRPORT : 72 / 42 / 0 SPS : WICHITA FALLS : 70 / 45 / 0 : :...NORTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... END : ENID/VANCE AFB : 71 / 44 / 0 GOK : GUTHRIE : 72 / 40 / 0 OKC : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILL ROGERS : 69 / 44 / 0 PWA : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILEY POST : 72 / 40 / 0 TIK : OKLAHOMA CITY/TINKER AFB : 71 / M / 0 PNC : PONCA CITY : 74 / 39 / 0 SWO : STILLWATER : 74 / 37 / 0 : :...EASTERN OKLAHOMA... BVO : BARTLESVILLE : 73 / 32 / 0 MLC : MCALESTER : 69 / 39 / 0 MKO : MUSKOGEE : 71 / 37 / 0 TUL : TULSA/INTL AIRPORT : 73 / 38 / 0 RVS : TULSA/JONES AIRPORT : 73 / 39 / 0 .END THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION /NCEI/. THEREFORE THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH NCEI. WWW.NCEI.NOAA.GOV . Texas Temperature and Precipitation Table National Weather Service Lubbock TX 729 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 Data Through 7AM CDT Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 Hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR LUB 1021 C DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : :ID LOCATION HIGH LOW PCPN : 24HR :...NORTH TEXAS... ABI :Abilene ASOS : 71 / 46 / 0.00 GKY :Arlington : 74 / 47 / 0.00 CRS :Corsicana : 73 / 49 / 0.00 DAL :Dallas Love Field : 76 / 50 / 0.00 DFW :DFW Airport : 73 / 49 / 0.00 DTO :Denton : 73 / 47 / 0.00 AFW :Fort Worth Alliance : 72 / 49 / 0.00 FTW :Fort Worth Meacham : 72 / 49 / T GGG :Longview : 73 / 50 / 0.00 LFK :Lufkin : 65 / 52 / 0.01 TKI :McKinney : 73 / 47 / 0.00 MWL :Mineral Wells : 74 / 46 / 0.00 PRX :Paris : 73 / 46 / T TPL :Temple : 67 / 49 / 0.00 TRL :Terrell : 76 / 49 / 0.00 TYR :Tyler : 74 / 51 / 0.00 ACT :Waco : 71 / 51 / 0.00 SPS :Wichita Falls : 70 / 45 / 0.00 :...WEST TEXAS... AMA :Amarillo : 69 / 37 / 0.00 HHF :Canadian Airport : 73 / 35 / 0.00 CDS :Childress : 71 / 45 / 0.00 DHT :Dalhart : 69 / 36 / 0.00 6R6 :Dryden : 62 / 57 / 0.22 ELP :El Paso : 72 / 57 / T FST :Fort Stockton : 61 / 54 / 0.39 GDP :Guadalupe Pass : 57 / 48 / T LBB :Lubbock : 67 / 41 / 0.00 MRF :Marfa : 58 / 50 / 0.11 MAF :Midland : 67 / 47 / 0.00 MUST2:Muleshoe : 67 / 40 / 0.00 ODO :Odessa : 65 / 47 / 0.00 PEQ :Pecos : 64 / 54 / 0.05 PRS :Presidio : 66 / 55 / 0.49 SJT :San Angelo ASOS : 71 / 44 / 0.00 INK :Wink : 67 / 54 / 0.01 :...SOUTH TEXAS... ALI :Alice : 70 / 63 / 0.34 ATT :Austin Mabry : 67 / 58 / 0.00 AUS :Austin Bergstrom : 68 / 58 / 0.00 BPT :Beaumont : 77 / 60 / T BRO :Brownsville : 77 / 69 / T BMQ :Burnet : 69 / 53 / 0.00 CLL :College Station : 69 / 55 / 0.00 CXO :Conroe : 68 / 56 / 0.03 CRP :Corpus Christi : 72 / 64 / 0.01 NGP :Navy Corpus : 74 / 67 / 0.05 COT :Cotulla : 75 / 63 / 0.00 DRT :Del Rio : 69 / 61 / 0.04 GLS :Galveston : 77 / 65 / T GTU :Georgetown : 66 / 53 / 0.00 HRL :Harlingen : 75 / 66 / 0.01 HDO :Hondo : 79 / 59 / 0.00 HOU :Houston Hobby : 74 / 62 / T IAH :Houston Bush : 72 / 59 / 0.03 UTS :Huntsville : 67 / 53 / 0.00 JCT :Junction ASOS : M / M / M NQI :Kingsville : 71 / 64 / 0.06 LRD :Laredo : 76 / 65 / T MFE :McAllen : 76 / 66 / 0.08 BAZ :New Braunfels : 73 / 58 / 0.00 PSX :Palacios : 75 / 64 / 0.28 LVJ :Pearland : 75 / 62 / 0.00 RKP :Rockport : 74 / 64 / T SAT :San Antonio : 71 / 58 / 0.00 SSF :San Antonio Stinson : 78 / 62 / 0.00 HYI :San Marcos : 69 / 57 / 0.00 DWH :Tomball : 71 / 58 / 0.01 VCT :Victoria : 74 / 62 / 0.01 :...OTHERS... SHV :Shreveport : 72 / 51 / T TXK :Texarkana : 72 / 48 / 0.00 .END Texas Temperature Extremes: Highest...79 degrees at Hondo. Lowest....35 degrees in Canadian Airport. $$

FARM MARKET NEWS - CORN REPORT FOR Fri, October 19 Exchange rate was 1.3102 up 0.0033 Chicago corn closed slightly lower. DEC18 HI 3.71 DEC19 HI 4.02 1/2 LOW 3.66 LOW 3.98 1/2 CLOSE3.67 Down 3 3/4 CLOSE 4.00 Down 2 OLD CROP BASIS NEW CROP BASIS Location Spot 1mt 2mt 3mt U.S. $/bu $/mt Cntrct U.S. $/bu $/mt ELEVATORS +DEC18+MAR19+MAR19 CK Low 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.75 4.75 187.00 CK High 0.65 4.32 170.07 0.80 4.80 188.97 CK Avg 0.62 -0.40 4.29 168.76 0.78 -0.33 4.78 188.31 Essex Cty 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.75 4.75 187.00 Mdsx Low 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.75 4.75 187.00 Mdsx High 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.80 4.80 188.97 Mdsx Avg 0.55 -0.45 4.22 166.13 0.78 -0.34 4.78 187.98 Hensall 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.80 4.80 188.97 Bruce 0.60 4.27 168.10 0.80 4.80 188.97 Putnam 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.80 4.80 188.97 Burford 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.75 4.75 187.00 Port Perry 0.85 4.52 177.94 0.85 4.85 190.94 Norfolk 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.75 4.75 187.00 Palmerston 0.65 4.32 170.07 0.80 4.80 188.97 Varna 0.55 4.22 166.13 0.80 4.80 188.97 Trenton 0.90 4.57 179.91 0.85 4.85 190.94 Winchester 1.30 4.97 195.66 0.95 4.95 194.87 North Gower 1.25 4.92 193.69 0.95 4.95 194.87 Huron FOB 0.85 4.52 177.94 0.90 4.90 192.90 Kent FOB 0.90 4.57 179.91 0.85 4.85 190.94 Lamb FOB 1.00 4.67 183.85 0.80 4.80 188.97 Mdsx FOB 1.05N/A N/A N/A 4.72 185.82N/A FOB SW Que 1.52 5.19 204.32N/A Track 1.20 4.87 191.72N/A PROCESSORS Chat-Eth N/A N/A 1.23 1.28 1.06 5.06 199.20 Jhnstwn-Eth N/A N/A 1.38 1.45 1.28 5.28 207.86 Aylmer-Eth 1.20 1.20 1.25 1.25 4.87 191.72 1.00 5.00 196.84 Sarn-Eth 1.15 1.15 1.15N/A 4.82 189.76N/A Kawartha N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A London-Ing N/A N/A 1.30N/A 1.05 5.05 198.81 Pt.Colb-Ing N/A 1.35N/A N/A N/A* Cardnl-Ing N/A N/A 1.55N/A 1.10 5.10 200.78 W O Feed 1.53 5.20 204.71 US Rep 1.66 5.33 209.83 Toledo El. -0.39 3.28 129.01 -0.26 3.74 147.20 MID SD CRN 0.60 4.271 HI SD CRN 0.65 4.32 *Wet Bid

DTN Closing Grain Comments 10/19 13:46 Corn, Soybeans Sag To Lower Finish Row-crop prices were lower most of Friday after USDA reported a cancelled soybean sale to China and stretched a little lower at the finish with November soybeans showing a final loss of 6 3/4 cents. All three wheats held small gains on light volume with slight help from a lower U.S. dollar.

DTN Midday Grain Comments 10/19 11:31 Grains Mixed at Midday Row crops are lower, wheat firmer at midday. By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst General Comments The U.S. stock market indices are firmer with the Dow futures up 85. The interest rate products are firmer. The dollar index is 6 lower. Energies are firmer with crude up 0.75. Livestock trade is weaker. Precious metals are mixed with gold down 1.00. CORN Corn trade is 2 to 3 cents lower in quiet midday trade with the market looking to build footing going into a harvest weekend. The harvest pace should begin to build again the next few days with the more open weather expected to persist into late October, although some forecasts have started to drift wetter. Ethanol margins have found some short term support with ethanol futures firming this morning. Corn basis should start to see renewed pressure with better harvest pace. On the December chart support is at the 20-day at $3.67 with the 50-day at $3.64 just below that, with the 10-day just above the market at $3.70, and the 100-day just above that at $3.71. SOYBEANS Soybean trade is 3 to 4 cents lower with trade unable to hold the early strength after further cancellations of imports by China. Meal is $2 to $3 lower and oil is 30 to 40 points higher. Soybean basis will likely see pressure with harvest continuing to expand. Quality concerns remain at the forefront as well, which will take a while to sort out. Crush margins remain strong in the near term. South America should continue to see fairly normal early season progress in the near term with good moisture with the biggest concerns in Argentina. The USDA announced that China canceled three cargos of soybeans. On the November chart support is the 50-day at $8.55 with the 20-day at $8.62 above that. WHEAT Wheat trade is 2 to 3 cents higher at midday with light buying on spread on unwinding heading into the weekend. The U.S. dollar has jumped back above 95.5 with more flight to safety trade this week on the outside market concerns. Winter wheat planting is ongoing with better conditions in North America than Europe with plenty of moisture on the plains, along with mixed Black Sea area conditions. Australia remains in the recent weather pattern with some relief in the drier areas. MATIF milling wheat is mixed this morning. On the December Kansas City chart, we are below at the 10-day and 20-day at 5.21 with the lower Bollinger Band support at 5.10. Resistance is at the upper Bollinger Band at $5.32. David Fiala is a DTN contributing analyst and the President of FuturesOne and a registered adviser. He can be reached at dfiala@futuresone.com Follow him on Twitter @davidfiala (BAS) Copyright 2018 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.

DTN Early Word Grains 10/19 05:48 Grains Mostly Weaker to Close Softer Week December corn was down 1, November soybeans were up 2, and December KC wheat was down 1 1/2. Tregg Cronin DTN Contributing Analyst Pre-5:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was down 1, November soybeans were up 2, and December KC wheat was down 1 1/2. CME Globex Recap: Global equities are mixed to weaker to close the week, although strength in Chinese markets overnight was impressive despite Q3 growth registering 6.5% growth, the lowest quarterly growth since 2008/09. Crude oil is struggling to get back over $70.00/bbl and remains below its 50 and 100-day moving averages. Grains are mostly lower to finish the week with some large exhaustion buying candles being posted on weekly charts. OUTSIDE MARKETS: Thursday closes showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 327.23 points at 25,379.45 and the S&P 500 down 40.43 points at 2,768.78 while the 10-year Treasury yield ended at 3.177%. Early Friday, DJIA futures up down 50.00. Asian markets were mixed with Japan's Nikkei 225 down 126.08 points (-0.0.56%) and China's Shanghai Composite was up 64.05 points (-2.58%). European markets are lower with London's FTSE 100 down 3.40 points (-0.05%), Germany's DAX down 47.82 points (-0.41%), and France's CAC 40 down 39.30 points (-0.77%). The euro was down 0.00225 at 1.14695 and the U.S. dollar index was up 0.0200 at 96.0050. September 30-year T-Bonds were down 1/32nds while December gold was up $0.80 at $1230.90 and November crude oil was up 0.30 at $68.95. Soybeans on China's Dalian Exchange closed down 0.78% and soymeal closed down 0.42%.

Market Matters Blog 10/15 11:04 Rain and Snow Shattering Farmers Hopes for Decent Soybean Crop DDG Prices Steady Lockdown: High Water on Upper Mississippi Causes Locks to Close It's in the Bag: Extra Grain Storage Needed This Crop Year DDG Prices Slightly Lower Southern Minnesota Unable to Catch a Break This Crop Year DDG Prices Firm Union Pacific Announces New Operating Plan; STB Asks for More Details DDG Prices Slightly Higher Lack of Pacific Northwest Export Bids Keeping New-Crop Soybean Basis in the Cellar ****************************************************************************** Rain and Snow Shattering Farmers Hopes for Decent Soybean Crop It's been a tough year for farmers in Minnesota, South Dakota, northern Iowa, northeastern North Dakota and western Wisconsin. Many of these areas endured late planting due to April snows, record-setting rainfall in early summer, hailstorms, and then rain and snow delaying harvest. Most of the crop was looking good heading in to September, but then came more rain, and more rain on top of that. Some of the areas even received snow recently. It's as if Mother Nature was picking on them constantly, daring them to harvest a good crop. It appears she may have won the last round. Many farmers scouted their fields after the recent bout of rain and some were disheartened at what they saw. Social media was full of pictures of open soybean pods -- some sprouting and some dropping beans. There were a few pictures of poor-looking corn with bent over stalks, and cobs that had sprout and mold, but most of the focus was on the poor condition of the soybeans. Because of all the rain that delayed harvest, soybeans started to shatter. The risk of shattering is especially high when soybean fields go through repeated cycles of wet nights with heavy dew followed by dry days. Shattering may also occur if there is a long interval between final maturity and harvest delays, which is what they just went through. This will create yield loss and any beans left in the pod are likely damaged and/or are starting to sprout. I reached out to farmers who were dealing with rain-damaged fields and those who saw their crops buried by snow. Keep reading for their comments. CONSTANT RAIN CAUSES DAMAGE TO SOYBEANS I am seeing between 1% and 5% split pods on my fields, said Dave Newby, Bondurant, Iowa. "The good news is there are few beans actually on the ground. The bean quality is quite poor in the split pods with some of the beans having sprouted. There are some moldy and discolored beans in pods that are not split and that is worrisome. The pods are generally tough and hard to open right now. My concern is that when they dry out, there will be more pods that split. "I have seen fields that you could see the split pods from the road. It's pretty bad if you can see it from the road. I have seen fields where there is almost no split pods. Some varieties have pods that don't split as easy. The earlier-maturing varieties that were planted earlier seem to have more splitting problems," said Newby. Newby said that the cool weather should keep the beans from further sprouting, but they need heat to dry out the beans, so they can be combined. "It's kind of a Catch-22 situation, and we need some sunny weather, but that has been hard to come by. Hard to tell how much loss there will be as there is maybe 5% quality damage now, but there could be more by the time they are combined." According to Newby, there will be more than usual harvest loss as the beans will be flying all over when the cutter bar and reel hits them. "We planted our beans a little later than some did, so we may have a little less problem as they are a bit greener. The areas that received the most rain recently probably have the worst problem. We were a little lucky that we only got 3 inches in October and not 5 to 7 inches like some did." Dennis Bogaards, Pella, Iowa, said, "This sounds like it is a really big problem across a lot of Iowa. I am guessing we will see losses from 10% to 50%. It depends on the field and variety, and it appears that earlier beans are the worst. I have some 2.4 beans (early maturity soybean variety) that have at least two pods, sometimes three to four per plant, that are sprouted. Also seeing what looks like mold on some beans when I break them open and many black beans that have rotted. "If we continue to get rain it will only get worse. One positive might be the colder temps will hopefully limit germination in the pods," said Bogaards. "Also one other thought is we might see the beans be ready to harvest before ground conditions are fit, and the longer they sit in the field the worse it is going to get." Bogaards said he was wondering about seed production beans, and while he doesn't have any, he thinks seed quality for next year may not be very good. "The beans are a mess!" said Mike Carlson, Red Oak, Iowa. "I've had over 22 inches of rain in the last 60 days. Just way too much! Now the beans are swelling and the pods are breaking open and the beans are falling out. Some of them are sprouting in the pod, so I'm sure we will be dealing with quality issues too." He said because of that, elevators will be taking discounts for damage, which will further add to loss in the final price. "When it dries up, the pods will be so brittle that shattering will be terrible! We have definitely lost the top end off of the yield," added Carlson. "We've gone from a decent crop to possibly an insurance claim. It's hard to say until I get back out there but I would guess a 5 bushel to 10 bushel per acre (bpa) loss at least; I just hope I'm wrong. I can't do anything about it so it's frustrating. Trying not to dwell on it because it could get to you. It's pretty widespread too. Everyone with beans in the field is seeing it. It is just sickening!" Carlson said there is also wet ground that might not even get harvested, but he's hoping the wet areas that he can't get to don't amount to much. "If we have to, we might come back after it freezes. The weather sounds better for next week. Gotta take the bad with the good. It's tough sometimes, but this is what I chose to do and wouldn't be happy doing anything else." SNOW BURIES CROPS "We have had 6 inches of snow and 8 inches of snow on our soys," said Dave Blasey, eastern North Dakota. "There will be yield loss but I don't know how much yet. Not the most optimistic fall so far." Peter Ness, Sharon, North Dakota, told me over the weekend that he figured half the snow melted over night with the wind and humidity. "Most crops took it very well. For how wet it is, we'll probably have to wait till the ground freezes to take the soybeans off. The guys with edible beans are really worried. Some of the corn cannibalized and is breaking down." (Stalk cannibalization happens when nutrients are "translocated" to developing kernels at the expense of stalk health.) Ness also noted that black birds have moved in to the sunflower fields and are doing extensive damage. "The past month has been hell for farmers," he added. Andy Weisser, Roscoe, South Dakota, told me on Friday that he finally managed to go out and access what the damage was from the snow. "I would say the corn handled it much worse than the soybeans! The corn stalk strength was not the best this year due to a dry August, so the wet snow and wind managed to tip over more corn. Our yields in corn may be about 10 bpa. "Our soybeans were not too much to brag about, maybe 30 bpa, due to wind damage this spring and two hail storms in the beginning of July. The snow was just more salt in the wound." Weisser said they have only harvested 3% of their total acres this year, and believes that progress is the same for other farmers in his area. "We did try to harvest before all the moisture, but it was too wet to store in a grain bin. I will say it could have been worse and we probably are lucky that we had a dry summer, because this should soak in once it warms up. I hope to be able to try and harvest by Monday." Chad E. Colby, General Manager, Central Illinois AG, did a survey on Twitter late in the week asking if recent weather will decrease yields. Of the 239 who responded, 56% said yes, 20% said no and 21% were uncertain. "Safe to say in many places across the Midwest yield will be affected due to weather of last month on mature crops," added Colby. "We thought this was going to be a fast harvest, but this weather has just caught us unprepared! Shows Mother Nature is still the boss," said Weisser, most likely echoing farmers in the same situation. On Oct. 12, the University of Minnesota Extension published a blog on "Storing, Drying, and Handling Wet Soybeans." You can read it here: http://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2018/10/storing-drying-and-handling-wet- soybeans.html Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Steady OMAHA (DTN) -- Distillers dried grains spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were mixed, but the average price was steady at $133 per ton versus one week ago for the week ended Oct. 11. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended Oct. 11 was at 101.85%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 42.52%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.93, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.59. DDG exporters are currently having problems moving rail cars into Mexico because rail lines are congested, which could pressure DDG prices until traffic improves. On Oct. 1, the BNSF said in a service advisory that, "Due to congestion at the FXE Eagle Pass and El Paso, Texas, interchanges, BNSF has issued a permit embargo for all grain, dried distillers grain (DDG), wheat, soybean, soybean meal, corn, and corn syrup shipments destined to the FXE at these junctions." In their weekly distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) price update, U.S. Grains Council noted, "Merchandisers report that, following a brisk period of container buying, the market is relatively quiet as international buyers assess their near-term needs. This pause should allow the U.S. river system to clear out and more DDGS to move down to the Gulf for export. DDGS prices are mixed this week. Prices at the U.S. Gulf fell $1 per metric ton (mt) to $183/mt. On average, prices for 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia were up $4/mt for October delivery." River conditions are not likely to improve anytime soon. As of Friday morning, the USACE had closed six locks between Lock 16 and Lock 24 on the Mississippi River, with the likelihood of two more closures by the weekend. The locks are not expected to reopen until sometime between Oct. 18 and Oct. 22. The high water has caused the closures after water started to flow over and through the lock structures, making it unsafe for tows to pass through. https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/perspectives/blogs/market-matters-blog/ blog-post/2018/10/12/lockdown-high-water-upper-causes ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 10/11/2018 10/4/2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $145 $145 $0 Modified $75 $75 $0 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $145 $145 $0 Wet $75 $75 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $145 $140 $5 Indiana Dry $132 $132 $0 Iowa Dry $130 $130 $0 Michigan Dry $140 $140 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 North Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 New York Dry $155 $155 $0 South Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $142 $142 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $126 $128 -$2 Iowa Dry $127 $127 $0 Michigan Dry $134 $139 -$5 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Missouri Dry $137 $143 -$6 Ohio Dry $135 $135 $0 South Dakota Dry $128 $130 -$2 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $132 $135 -$3 Wet $55 $55 $0 Illinois Dry $145 $148 -$3 Nebraska Dry $132 $135 -$3 Wet $55 $55 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $130 $130 $0 Indiana Dry $130 $130 $0 Iowa Dry $125 $125 $0 Michigan Dry $135 $135 $0 Minnesota Dry $125 $125 $0 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 New York Dry $140 $140 $0 North Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 Ohio Dry $125 $125 $0 South Dakota Dry $125 $125 $0 Wisconsin Dry $130 $130 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $140 $140 $0 Iowa Dry $125 $130 -$5 Minnesota Dry $130 $135 -$5 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $125 $125 $0 California $187 $187 $0 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $194 $195 -$1 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $133 $133 $0 The weekly average prices above reflect only those companies DTN collects spot prices from. States include: Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. Prices for Pennsylvania, New York and California are not included in the averages. ** VALUE OF DDG VS. CORN & SOYBEAN MEAL Settlement Price: Quote Date Bushel Short Ton Corn 10/11/2018 $3.6925 $131.88 Soybean Meal 10/11/2018 $312.80 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $133.00 DDG Value Relative to: 10/11 10/4 Corn 101.85% 101.33% Soybean Meal 42.52% 43.13% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.93 $4.93 Soybean Meal $6.59 $6.49 Notes: Corn and soybean prices take from DTN Market Quotes. DDG price represents the average spot price from Midwest companies collected on Thursday afternoons. Soybean meal cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 47.5. DDG cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 27. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Lockdown: High Water on Upper Mississippi Causes Locks to Close Rain has been relentless the past week across the Upper Midwest, causing flash flooding and filling the Mississippi River from St. Paul, Minnesota, down to St. Louis, halting barge traffic on the river. This past week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rock Island District closed locks, starting with Lock 16 near Davenport, Iowa, and all the way down river to Lock 24 below Hannibal, Missouri, after water started to flow over and through the lock structures. The estimated time to reopen the locks is uncertain, but likely not before Oct. 18. American Commercial Barge Line reported that Lock 20, north of Quincy, Illinois, may have sustained damage after the river topped the lock wall, and may not open until Oct. 24 or 25. Farther south in St. Louis, the water has risen above 25 feet, causing transit only during daylight hours there. That will not change until the river falls back below 25 feet. As of midday Thursday, the river had risen to 29.26 feet above flood stage, with expectations for it to rise to 34.9 feet by Oct. 14, close to the major flood stage of 35 feet, according to the National Weather Service. "The October forecast predicts above-average precipitation in all areas of the country, with the Midwest and South expected to experience well-above-average rain," said Tom Russell, Russell Marine Group. "Concentrated heavy rains over the past week has resulted in high-water conditions on the Upper Mississippi River from Cairo to Minneapolis and on the Illinois River. Areas of both rivers are at or above flood stage." While the St. Louis Harbor has reached flood stage, Russell said that the harbor is expected to remain open with safety protocols, such as tow size restrictions and daylight-only movements. "More rain is expected in the area this week, which will make the situation dynamic," he added. "The situation will certainly delay delivery of barges out of St. Louis." Russell said that the Ohio and Lower Mississippi Rivers are currently in good shape without any delays to traffic. "Long-term November to December forecasts call for normal precipitation in the Northern-tier states and above normal for Midwest and South," said Russell. "If rain forecasts hold true, the river systems could remain charged at higher stages for the next few months." Should the locks remain closed if high-water conditions continue or if the locks become damaged, final dates for barges leaving the Upper Mississippi River ahead of the winter closure could become an issue. Nov. 18 is the final departure date for barges to leave St. Paul, Minnesota, and pass through MM640 north of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. As of Nov. 25, all barges must be through MM521 south of Dubuque, Iowa. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** It's in the Bag: Extra Grain Storage Needed This Crop Year It's not very often you see wheat stored in silo bags in farmers' fields and outside elevators in North Dakota. In fact, some farmers and elevators actually loaded wheat out of bins and put it in silo bags to make room for their soybean harvest because they have lost their new-crop market that normally ships to the PNW. Because of the current trade war, the only home for soybeans is either a processing plant or heading south to the Gulf or St. Louis. However, that market could fill up fast with the added traffic, leaving soybeans homeless. Storing any grain in silo bags requires the grain is as dry as possible before storing it. While silo bags are sealed, they can leak if there are any tears or punctures in the plastic and/or if the bags are stored on wet ground. If animals break in to the bags, moisture could get in and spoil the grain. It's not just North Dakota looking for extra storage. Elevators and farmers in the Midwest have been getting creative in finding storage space such as renting empty warehouses, adding concrete slabs, then adding aeration and covering the pile. Some farmers are even using machine sheds on the farm. It's pretty much the "any port in the storm" theory this year. In the case of the farmer, storage costs this crop year will increase. Their local elevator may increase the cost of delayed price (DP) contracts, if that elevator will even issue one this harvest. A DP contract allows the producer to establish a final price at a later date. DP contracts usually have service fees based on length of contract, space availability, rail performance and market conditions. Once delivery is made to the elevator, title of grain passes to the buyer and has no price protection. DP contracts are not considered "storage" or issued a warehouse receipt. This contract is also referred to as NPE, no price established, or PL, price later. A shuttle loader in North Dakota told me he has heard of "some pretty high DP charges in southern Minnesota and further, with large drop charges (flat fee) of 20 cents per bushel." At his elevator, during harvest, soybeans and corn will be cash or basis only, while one of his stations has some room for DP at 5 cents per month, but farmers need to call ahead. At Sun Prairie Grain in Minot, North Dakota, their website posts a soybean DP charge of 8 cents per month with no minimum until July 31, 2019. They also offer DP on sunflowers, but of their seven locations, only one location is taking any DP at this time. Wheat, corn and all other commodities are cash only. Valley Ag Partners, with five locations in western Minnesota near the North Dakota border, posts on their website that their storage charge for soybeans is a flat fee of 10 cents per bushel and then 5 cents per month after that. Minn-Kota Ag Products in Brekenridge, Minnesota, also near the North Dakota border with five locations, has posted this on their website: "MKAP's 2018 Soybean Storage Program is effective September 10, 2018. *10 days free storage from date of delivery. *$0.15 minimum charge through December 1, 2018 (flat charge from 10 days post-delivery through Dec 1, 2018) *$0.07/month after December 1, 2018 until beans are sold *For example, beans delivered October 5, 2018 and sold on January 1, 2019 would have a total storage of $0.22 ($0.15 minimum + $0.07 = $0.22)." The Arthur Companies, Arthur, North Dakota, with seven locations in North Dakota said this in their harvest letter posted on their website concerning soybeans: "We have little recourse for (soybean) shipments in the near-term. The Gulf market is a possibility, but there is a "wall" of soybeans to get past if we want to ship down there, and transportation costs are not conducive for favorable sales values (the reason we don't typically ship down there). To start harvest we will be running a price-later program for soybeans. We will be charging 8-cents/month with no minimum charges. This is higher than our typical 5-cents/month charges. We want to be as fair as possible. With large futures carries, uncertainty of future shipments, a finite amount of bin space, and incurred costs of piling and bunkering beans we believe this to be an equitable storage program for this fall. If/when the marketplace resets we will readjust DP grain programs." Farmers need to check with their local elevator before they haul any grain in they may want to place on a DP contract, to be sure space is still available. FARMERS FACE FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY I asked George B. Sinner, senior vice president ag & business banking, Cornerstone Bank, Fargo, North Dakota, about the storage situation and uncertainty facing farmers this crop year. "Regarding storage, my experience is that most lenders will extend operating loans based on inventory being stored," said Sinner. "In most cases, the farmer will take a CCC loan on farm stored bushels, giving the operating lender some comfort that the bushels are there. Most prudent lenders will likely require that CCC loan proceeds be used to pay down the operating loan but those same lenders will often release some funds for expenses." Sinner said he thinks there will be a great deal of consternation over proceeds this year (and next) "as farmers come to realize that there won't be enough funds to cover all the bills. I have encouraged our lenders to meet with farmers as soon as possible so that we can develop a plan." On another note, Sinner pointed out that Dr. Frayne Olson at NDSU Extension put together a great spreadsheet to analyze the costs of storage, how much "carry in the market" or "rise in the price" the farmer will need to come out even. https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement/tools Sinner said at the conference he attended where Olson spoke, Olson made it pretty clear to a group of bankers there are not many options this year and storing corn and beans could very likely cost the farmer more money than selling now. If you look at the current DTN soybean basis map and the daily DTN national average soybean basis, you will see soybean basis is at its weakest level in at least 11 years. Moreover, since soybean harvest is not in full swing yet due to weather delays, that basis could weaken even further as harvest pressure sets in and end users get their fill. "The long and short is (in my opinion) that today's farmers need 1) A risk management plan that fully understands their costs and breakevens; and 2) Professional marketing adviser that works with them daily," said Sinner. "Today's farmer could be going into an extended period of low prices where best management practices will be the key to survival." Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Slightly Lower OMAHA (DTN) -- Distillers dried grains spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were mixed, but on average $1 per ton lower at $133 per ton versus one week ago for the week ended Oct. 4. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended Oct. 4 was at 101.33%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 43.13%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.93, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.49. Some maintenance shutdowns are keeping supplies in balance with demand so far, and prices remain range-bound. Wednesday's EIA report showed weekly ethanol production for the week ended Sept. 28 was down from the prior week. In their weekly distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) price update, U.S. Grains Council noted, "DDGS prices are mixed this week. On average, prices for 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia were up $3/metric ton (MT) for October delivery, with containers to Vietnam seeing the largest increase (+$6/MT). Container rates to Japan were steady. DDGS at the Gulf fell $1/MT from last week to $185/MT while indications for rail-delivered Pacific Northwest fell $3/MT. This week, merchandisers reported a general pickup in demand from Asia, with sales reported to Southeast Asian markets Indonesia and Thailand." The U.S. Census Bureau said Friday that U.S. exports of DDGS totaled 1,155,961 MT in August, up 52% from a year ago. Mexico, South Korea, and Vietnam were the top three destinations in August, accounting for 35% of the total. The first eight months of U.S. DDGS exports were up 9% in 2018 from a year ago. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE 9/27/ COMPANY STATE 10/4/2018 2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $145 $145 $0 Modified $75 $75 $0 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $145 $145 $0 Wet $75 $75 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $140 $140 $0 Indiana Dry $132 $132 $0 Iowa Dry $130 $130 $0 Michigan Dry $140 $140 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 North Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 New York Dry $155 $155 $0 South Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $142 $140 $2 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $128 $132 -$4 Iowa Dry $127 $130 -$3 Michigan Dry $139 $142 -$3 Minnesota Dry $130 $132 -$2 Missouri Dry $143 $147 -$4 Ohio Dry $135 $138 -$3 South Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $135 $135 $0 Wet $55 $55 $0 Illinois Dry $148 $148 $0 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 Wet $55 $55 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $130 $130 $0 Indiana Dry $130 $130 $0 Iowa Dry $125 $125 $0 Michigan Dry $135 $130 $5 Minnesota Dry $125 $120 $5 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 New York Dry $140 $140 $0 North Dakota Dry $140 $145 -$5 Ohio Dry $125 $125 $0 South Dakota Dry $125 $125 $0 Wisconsin Dry $130 $125 $5 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $135 $135 $0 Iowa Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Nebraska Dry $130 $130 $0 Ohio Dry $135 $135 $0 South Dakota Dry $125 $125 $0 California $187 $187 $0 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $195 $197 -$2 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $133 $134 -$1 The weekly average prices above reflect only those companies DTN collects spot prices from. States include: Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. Prices for Pennsylvania, New York and California are not included in the averages. VALUE OF DDG VS. CORN & SOYBEAN MEAL Settlement Price: Quote Date Bushel Short Ton Corn 10/4/2018 $3.6750 $131.25 Soybean Meal 10/4/2018 $308.40 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $133.00 DDG Value Relative to: 10/4 9/27 Corn 101.33% 102.86% Soybean Meal 43.13% 43.48% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.93 $4.96 Soybean Meal $6.49 $6.49 Notes: Corn and soybean prices take from DTN Market Quotes. DDG price represents the average spot price from Midwest companies collected on Thursday afternoons. Soybean meal cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 47.5. DDG cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 27. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Southern Minnesota Unable to Catch a Break This Crop Year Even though it was three months ago that a state of emergency was announced because of weather challenges in Minnesota, conditions haven't changed much as of Oct. 1 and are stalling harvest. On July 5, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed an Emergency Executive Order to proclaim a State of Peacetime Emergency in numerous Minnesota communities that were affected by significant torrential rains, flash flooding, high winds and tornadoes. "Some sections of southwest and southcentral Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin have picked up three times the average amount of moisture in the last 30 days, with southern Minnesota receiving up to three months' worth of rain in that timeframe," noted Minneapolis-St. Paul meteorologist Paul Douglas back on June 26. Strong storms, including 10 tornadoes, moved through southern Minnesota on Sept. 20, destroying some farms and crops along the way. On Sept. 21, the storms continued with wind gusts of 70 miles per hour reported in Mankato and 63 mph in Red Wing, with other areas reporting gust above 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service. In a news column from the University of Minnesota (U of MN) Extension, Claire LaCanne, Agriculture Extension Educator in Rice and Steele Counties reported recent storm damage in those counties. "The National Weather Service (NWS) reports 10 tornadoes struck parts of southeastern Minnesota on Sept. 20 and that preliminary information indicates Rice County was hit by six tornadoes. The storm zone included Waseca, Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, and Cannon Falls, plus surrounding towns. "Soybeans are leaning, but look okay in general. They are lodged but holding onto their pods. Sweet corn in affected areas was completely lodged and lying on the ground. Field corn in the most severely impacted areas was mostly busted over, with ears hanging close to the ground." According to Shane Bugeja, agriculture extension educator in Blue Earth and Le Sueur Counties, "Corn damage included breaking of stalks above the ear (20% to 30% of fields observed), with one field near Morristown flattened. Wet, low-lying spots also had completely downed corn. Likely this was due to a combination of restricted root growth, pathogens, and internal weakening from translocation. Soybeans were relatively unscathed, but had a noticeable lean to them." Liz Stahl from the U of MN Regional Extension Office in Worthington, Minnesota, told DTN by email Sept. 28 that, "I do not have a good feel for how big the area was where corn and soybeans were blown down. That is another story as yield impacts could be significant, depending on if the crop is flattened and not able to be harvested, or if it is just lodged and they can still combine it." Stahl noted that the recent rains did not really affect yield in most of southwest Minnesota and much of south central Minnesota, since areas where water ponded had already drowned out earlier in the year. "If wet conditions persist and people can't get into the fields before we have a lot of downed corn or pod shatter in soybeans that is another story. But fortunately we haven't had much rain recently, and hopefully the weather will cooperate so harvest can continue. I did see some corn getting combined this morning, so that is a good sign." Here is the link to a blog posted on Sept. 26 by the U of MN Extension about harvest considerations for storm-damaged corn and soybean: http://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2018/09/harvest-considerations-for-storm .html#more I spoke with some farmers that I had talked to in July when their fields were inundated with rain, wondering how things look now after the recent onslaught of storms. Jerry Demmer, a corn and soybean farmer from Clarks Grove, Minnesota, said, "There has been very few fields of beans harvested in our area; there are beans that are ready, but the sun needs to stay out for field drying in order for the beans to be delivered to the elevator or for bin storage. While that was not my picture, there are pockets in the fields here that have standing water waiting for the system to catch up from the last 5-inch rain event. So far, there is no quality or yield concerns for either crop, but as we continue to have wetter conditions, and the later we get, the concern is for stalk quality in corn and the potential for wind damage." Chad Schmidt, of Alden, Minnesota, told me on Sept. 27 that, "There are a couple neighbors starting harvest this afternoon. A couple more will try tomorrow if rain stays away. Most beans need another week to mature and dry. Still water standing in a few spots. Some corn got hit pretty hard from high winds with the storm we had last week. Guessing if beans won't go next week or in the next 10 days, we will see corn harvest start on those fields. Lodged corn appears to be the worst of the problems right now." When I spoke with Lyn Wessel who farms in Watonwan County, Minnesota, at the end of June after heavy rains hit, he named his area the "I-90 corridor mega swamp." He told me this past week that they had started on soybeans, but his corn has large areas drowned out or is "just crap." Wessell said that there is a lot of corn in the area going down. Stalks were cannibalized because they ran out of nitrogen in July and it was too muddy to apply more even if he wanted to do it. (In response to stress, corn plants will mobilize sugars to fill the kernels, resulting in reduced sugar content of stalks. This process is referred to as stalk cannibalization.) "My neighbor combined 140 acres of a 240-acre corn field, tore it up pretty bad and quit," said Wessel, adding that he hoped he can do the soybeans until it rains. "There is a corn crop out there," said Wessel. He said it is impossible to estimate his yields, but gave me this estimate. "Best field actual production history yield (APH) 220 bushel per acre (bpa) maybe make 170? (Corn) broke off pretty bad already, so how much harvest loss? Worst field APH 208 bpa maybe 70 bpa? Eighty-four acres, about 30 will be zero, another 30 won't make 100 bpa. "Watonwan County average last year was 218 bpa. Whole farm yields of 240 bpa common on good ground, best areas of fields were 285. This year maybe 160 bpa county average? You tell me how NASS can estimate this mess any better than you or I can. So, total disaster? No. Financial disaster? Yes. A consistent high yielding area, with very high land rents; profit was gone before we got the crop in the ground." Wessel is referring to the fact that the crop was put in late and was way behind. He told me at the end of June that, "We have had big rains over and over and over again for two months. I've had 19 inches of rain since mid-April and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in a 50-mile radius who has had less." Wessel added, "I've always said if southern Minnesota and northern Iowa was one state we'd average just as good of corn as Illinois; but not this year." FINANCIAL IMPACT Corn or soybeans that have been damaged or drowned out will be devastating to farmer's bottom line, as mentioned earlier by Wessel. Besides yield losses, damage discounts for mold or other weather-related issues will cause additional monetary losses to the farmer. For soybeans, shattering will cause yield losses. Shattering, the splitting of pods and loss of seeds, occurs in mature beans and increases with repeated cycles of wetting and drying. Prolonged wetting due to submersion may amplify shattering losses. "Most farmers I know have drowned out spots this year, and for some, the amount is significant. This will drive down average yield (as well as total yield) from the field," said Stahl. "As far as the "tariff relief" payments, I understand that is based on what you produce this year too, so growers would not see anything from these payments where they were not able to produce a crop." I asked Keith Newman Grain Department Manager for New Vision Co-op in Brewster, Minnesota, what he was seeing in his draw area as far as damage and crop losses. He told me that, "With the recent storms in the past couple weeks we are seeing a lot of lodging in the corn. We are not seeing much sprouting, but are seeing some mold in corn that had been hailed on in the last month. Any additional heavy wind will cause more damage to the corn. We have some producers combining corn right now instead of beans because of the potential damage to corn if we have any heavy winds. I'm estimating that 1% to 2% of the crop has been zeroed out." As for soybeans, he told me that harvest has gotten off to a slow start. Newman estimated about 6% of beans have been harvested and less than 1% of corn. "The quality of bean is OK, and most beans being harvested right now are wet, between 13% and 16% moisture because weather conditions have not given beans the opportunity to dry down. Bean yields will vary from 40 bpa to 65 bpa, down 10% to 15% from a year ago." I asked him if damage or other discounts may change if a lot of the new crop hauled to the elevator has significant damage or is too wet, and he told me that, "New Vision's discounts are always subject to change and could potentially change if we start to see more damage to crops." Sadly, farmers who experience losses due to the poor 2018 growing season, will see another lost year of profits. In a March 27 news release, U of MN Extension reported that Minnesota farm income took another dip in 2017. "For the third consecutive year, Minnesota farmers produced bumper crops of Minnesota's primary cash crops, corn and soybeans. But, as has been the case each year, high yields did not produce high profits. The median crop farm earned $23,722, down from $46,831 in 2016." See more on farm incomes at https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/farm-incomes-take-another-dip-2017 The news release also noted that "crop farmers are a little more optimistic about this next year (2018 crop)." Apparently, Mother Nature didn't get the message. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Firm OMAHA (DTN) -- Distillers dried grains spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were mixed, but on average, were $1 per ton higher versus one week ago at $134 per ton for the week ended Sept. 27. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended Sept. 27 was at 102.86%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 43.48%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.96, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.49. DDG spot prices were mixed this week, but slightly higher on average as higher corn and soymeal prices supported the market. Wednesday's Energy Information Administration report showed ethanol plant production declined 4% last week, helping to keep DDG supplies in line with the demand. In its weekly distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) price update, U.S. Grains Council noted, "On average, DDGS prices for 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia fell $1/metric ton (MT) for October delivery. Containers to Vietnam fell $3/MT and DDGS at the Gulf fell $4/MT from last week to $186/MT. International demand is expected to eventually push DDGS values upwards, following corn futures." ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 9/27/2018 9/20/2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $145 $140 $5 Modified $75 $73 $2 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $145 $130 $15 Wet $75 $70 $5 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $140 $140 $0 Indiana Dry $132 $132 $0 Iowa Dry $130 $130 $0 Michigan Dry $140 $140 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 North Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 New York Dry $155 $155 $0 South Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $140 $140 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $132 $135 -$3 Iowa Dry $130 $130 $0 Michigan Dry $142 $142 $0 Minnesota Dry $132 $130 $2 Missouri Dry $147 $150 -$3 Ohio Dry $138 $140 -$2 South Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $135 $130 $5 Wet $55 $40 $15 Illinois Dry $148 $147 $1 Nebraska Dry $135 $130 $5 Wet $55 $40 $15 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $130 $130 $0 Indiana Dry $130 $127 $3 Iowa Dry $125 $125 $0 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $120 $120 $0 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 New York Dry $140 $140 $0 North Dakota Dry $145 $145 $0 Ohio Dry $125 $130 -$5 South Dakota Dry $125 $130 -$5 Wisconsin Dry $125 $130 -$5 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $135 $135 $0 Iowa Dry $130 $125 $5 Minnesota Dry $130 $120 $10 Nebraska Dry $130 $130 $0 Ohio Dry $135 $140 -$5 South Dakota Dry $125 $125 $0 California $187 $185 $2 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $197 $192 $5 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $134 $133 $1 The weekly average prices above reflect only those companies DTN collects spot prices from. States include: Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. Prices for Pennsylvania, New York and California are not included in the averages. ** VALUE OF DDG VS. CORN & SOYBEAN MEAL Settlement Price: Quote Date Bushel Short Ton Corn 9/27/2018 $3.6475 $130.27 Soybean Meal 9/27/2018 $308.20 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $134.00 DDG Value Relative to: 9/27 9/20 Corn 102.86% 105.64% Soybean Meal 43.48% 42.71% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.96 $4.93 Soybean Meal $6.49 $6.56 Notes: Corn and soybean prices take from DTN Market Quotes. DDG price represents the average spot price from Midwest companies collected on Thursday afternoons. Soybean meal cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 47.5. DDG cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 27. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Union Pacific Announces New Operating Plan; STB Asks for More Details Union Pacific (UP) has announced a new operating plan to implement Precision Scheduled Railroading principles. Soon after, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board wrote a letter to UP requesting weekly phone calls about the implementation of its operating changes and any impacts to its customers and others. "Unified Plan 2020 will launch Oct. 1 and will be rolled out in phases across the entire Union Pacific (UP) rail network," UP said on its website Sept. 17. "Effective Oct. 1, 2018, this plan will combine Precision Scheduled Railroading principles with our UP Way best practices by involving our employees closest to the work, taking a thoughtful and deliberate approach to phasing in the roll out, and communicating thoroughly with you, our customers. By fundamentally shifting our focus from moving trains to moving cars, we will be better able to place an emphasis on reducing car dwell," said UP. The company said under the new plan Union Pacific customers can expect to see: -- More reliable and predictable service offerings -- Improved availability of crews and locomotives -- Potential for improved customer asset utilization -- Direct communication in advance of changes. UP said that this plan will first be implemented on its North/South corridor, creating more streamlined operations from Wisconsin to Texas. "Further roll out will occur in phases with initial implementation across the entire rail network expected by 2020. We will closely monitor the impact of these changes to align our strategy with our overall goals to improve network performance and provide the reliable service you have come to expect," added UP. Three days later, on Sept. 20, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) sent a letter to UP, asking for weekly conference calls for briefings with UP senior management on the carrier's plan to implement its version of the precision scheduled railroading, an operating plan made popular by the late railroad CEO E. Hunter Harrison. In the letter to UP, the STB said "We are well aware of UP's service challenges this year and believe that it is essential that all carriers strive to provide efficient and reliable service to their customers." The STB reminded UP in the letter that the CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) last year experienced serious service disruptions for its customers, and for other railroads as well, when CSX implemented the same program. "In light of those events, we trust that the UP will work in a transparent manner to avoid similar disruptions in the nation's rail system," said the STB. The STB asked UP to keep the Board fully informed about the implementation of its operating changes and any impacts to its customers and others and to begin holding weekly phone calls with the staff from the Board's Rail Customer and Public assistance office. The letter also noted that UP Executive Vice President Kenny Rocker will meet with Chairman Ann Begeman and Vice Chairman Deb Miller and agency staff in October to provide more detailed information on UP's planned operating changes. In response to the STB letter, UP said that it is "happy to accommodate the request of weekly calls" and added the company has already started scheduling the calls. The National Grain and Feed Association noted, in a Sept. 21 press release, that UP said its "version" of precision scheduled railroading (which Harrison implemented at the Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and CSX during his respective tenures as their CEO) will consist of: 1) Shifting the focus of operations from moving trains to moving cars 2) Minimizing car dwell times, car classification events and locomotive power requirements 3) Utilizing general-purpose trains by "blending" existing train services 4) "Balancing" train movements to improve utilization of crews and rail assets. NGFA President Randy Gordon commended the STB for its enhanced monitoring of UP and said NGFA will follow up with the agency on ways NGFA can continue to relay "ground-truth information" from its members on UP's service performance as it implements precision scheduled railroading. (To read about the issues affecting the performance of the CSX after it implemented precision scheduled railroading, here is the link to the DTN blog on it from Aug. 28, 2017: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/perspectives/blogs/market-matters-blog/ blog-post/2017/08/28/transportation-board-csx-get-service) Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Slightly Higher OMAHA (DTN) -- Distillers dried grains spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were mixed, but on average, were $1 per ton higher versus one week ago at $133 per ton for the week ended Sept. 20. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended Sept. 20 was at 105.64%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 42.71%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.93, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.56. DDG prices were under pressure earlier this week as corn prices continued last week's trend lower, but Thursday's near-7-cent recovery in the futures did take some of the pressure off DDG prices in some areas. DDG supplies remain plentiful as ethanol plant production increased last week. The EIA on Wednesday showed a higher-than-expected plant production increase last week, while market discussions pointed to thinning margins that have prompted some plants to consider reducing plant run rates. In its weekly distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) price update, the U.S. Grains Council noted, "DDGS export prices were generally down across the board. A continued pickup in interest from international buyers is being reported as prices are nearing the market's bottom. On average, prices for 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia fell $4/metric tons (MT) for October; FOB Gulf indications and U.S. rail rates were down as well." ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 9/20/2018 9/13/2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $140 $145 -$5 Modified $73 $75 -$2 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $130 $140 -$10 Wet $70 $75 -$5 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $140 $142 -$2 Indiana Dry $132 $135 -$3 Iowa Dry $130 $135 -$5 Michigan Dry $140 $142 -$2 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 North Dakota Dry $130 $125 $5 New York Dry $155 $162 -$7 South Dakota Dry $130 $125 $5 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $140 $140 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $135 $136 -$1 Iowa Dry $130 $135 -$5 Michigan Dry $142 $142 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $132 -$2 Missouri Dry $150 $151 -$1 Ohio Dry $140 $144 -$4 South Dakota Dry $130 $135 -$5 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $130 $130 $0 Wet $40 $40 $0 Illinois Dry $147 $147 $0 Nebraska Dry $130 $130 $0 Wet $40 $40 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $130 $130 $0 Indiana Dry $127 $127 $0 Iowa Dry $125 $125 $0 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $120 $120 $0 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 New York Dry $140 $140 $0 North Dakota Dry $145 $130 $15 Ohio Dry $130 $130 $0 South Dakota Dry $130 $120 $10 Wisconsin Dry $130 $130 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $135 $125 $10 Iowa Dry $125 $115 $10 Minnesota Dry $120 $120 $0 Nebraska Dry $130 $135 -$5 Ohio Dry $140 $135 $5 South Dakota Dry $125 $120 $5 California $185 $185 $0 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $192 $200 -$8 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $133 $132 $1 The weekly average prices above reflect only those companies DTN collects spot prices from. States include: Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. Prices for Pennsylvania, New York and California are not included in the averages. ** VALUE OF DDG VS. CORN & SOYBEAN MEAL Settlement Price: Quote Date Bushel Short Ton Corn 9/20/2018 $3.5250 $125.89 Soybean Meal 9/20/2018 $311.40 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $133.00 DDG Value Relative to: 9/20 9/13 Corn 105.64% 109.91% Soybean Meal 42.71% 42.40% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.93 $4.89 Soybean Meal $6.56 $6.55 Notes: Corn and soybean prices take from DTN Market Quotes. DDG price represents the average spot price from Midwest companies collected on Thursday afternoons. Soybean meal cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 47.5. DDG cost per unit of protein is cost per ton divided by 27. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Lack of Pacific Northwest Export Bids Keeping New-Crop Soybean Basis in the Cellar The trade war between the U.S. and China has now gone on for over two months, and while recent reports say there are expectations for another meeting "soon," between the two countries, no meeting has been officially announced. Now, with President Donald Trump planning to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports this week, that meeting may not happen. Still, there are many who believe that China will have to come back for U.S. soybeans regardless of any resolutions. But not so fast. Red River Farm Network reported on July 12 that a key China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) official said in an interview with China's state-run newspaper, that China will be able to replace U.S. soybean exports with alternative sources. That includes an increase in business with Brazil and Argentina. The senior COFCO official also said China can buy more soybean meal, sunflowers and sunflower meal, canola and canola meal and fish meal to fill its needs. COFCO is one of China's state-owned food-processing holding companies. It's clear that Pacific Northwest (PNW) exporters have no expectations for China business. Since mid-June, as the trade war talks heated up, PNW export bids disappeared -- not just for harvest time, but also for the first quarter of 2019. An exporter recently told me that any pre-contracted soybean sales had been shifted to other destinations. Frayne Olson, a crops economist/marketing specialist at North Dakota State University, said, "We have missed our peak sale season for new-crop soybeans, as PNW exporters will book October, November, December shipments in July, August and September." Olson said that, even if the China tariffs "went away" in the near future, "It would take at least three months, if everything works perfectly, to get soybeans efficiently moving in to the PNW export channel." Olson said he has told the farmers he has spoken to at various meetings that they need to "prepare to store this year's soybean crop until at least mid-summer 2019." I reached out to a few elevators in North Dakota and was told that some exporters on the PNW have been asking elevators to roll September-October shuttle sales to December-January, while others just want to buy the contracts back. I was also told that country elevator bids will continue to vary widely based on what positions the elevator is in. One elevator manager said he was unaware of anyone at "no bid" except possibly some non-shuttle elevators. Without the PNW market, the market for North Dakota right now is mainly at the Gulf. However, Gulf- and St. Louis-delivered shuttle markets are at a negative basis, record lows for October, reflecting farm bids in North Dakota in the negative $1.80s. A shipper told me that it feels like the wide country October basis levels could easily push forward into November-December, and maybe further, without China. Friday's cost, insurance and freight (CIF) Gulf basis was at a seasonal low of -8X (November futures), and the rail bid delivered to St. Louis was -68X. Just recently, BNSF Railway extended the temporary rates out of North Dakota to St. Louis through March. Nevertheless, as the Northern Plains soybeans flow to those destinations, traffic will likely become congested, probably causing those markets to go to no bid or even cheaper bids if they fill up. Olson told me that, if soybeans make a mad dash for the Gulf, it could turn into a "no room at the inn" scenario. "We can only push so many soybeans into the pipeline at a time," he said. Keith Brandt, general manager of Plains Grain and Agronomy LLC in Enderlin, North Dakota, said, "We have been telling our growers for a long time that our space for soybeans this fall was going to be limited. We will take the contracted soybeans, but beyond that, there is no guarantee. We will have some space now for price later, but it won't get us through harvest. Once that price-later space is filled, it's cash or basis fixed. However, farmers have done a good job of making space at home for those extra beans." Brandt said that a good carry in the market is a big help. "Local processors have a better basis, but there is a long wait in lines, and $7.00 beans isn't friendly to the farmer." "It will be just another chapter in the book for another harvest," added Brandt. Cory Tryan, manager of the grain department and logistics at Alton Grain Terminal LLC in Hillsboro, North Dakota, said: "Bean harvest has started, but at a slow pace for deliveries against contracts, some are binning the early dry stuff (9-11% moistures) on farm in case we get wet. Most of the beans are too green yet, but we could see harvest pick up around the 20th (of September). The first beans coming off are lower 40s (bushels per acre), on average, or around 5 bushels per acre better than projected after the heat and lack of rain late July and first half August. So far, this is a couple of bushels over an average year's crop." Tryan said that pre-contracted beans will still come to town; however, most of the overrun will have to be stored on farm. The options to do this include older bins, buildings, newly added bins and more bags. The last choice would be to pile beans on the ground. Piling soybeans is a big risk and could degrade the oil in their seeds, which is a crucial part of their value. Also, because of that oil, piled soybeans could rot faster. Ken Hellevang, an NDSU Extension grain management specialist, told the Bismarck Tribune in August that farmers shouldn't store soybeans in exposed piles. "A 1-inch rain can spoil the top 2 to 3 feet on a pile, which is 'devastating' in most farm operations," Hellevang told the Bismarck Tribune. "Storing grain in silo bags on the ground is preferable to exposed piles, but the beans first should be dried to 11% moisture. Drying beans will reduce pounds for sale by roughly 2% and can cause breakage. The bags aren't aerated and moisture can collect and move in them." One shuttle loader told me that soybeans are in "new territory" for everyone involved on both ends of the supply chain. Each has different positions and space to manage their risks, which are much higher this year at every stop along the chain for the harvest window. CAN CORN SAVE THE DAY? Olson said that, for now, corn would replace the normal harvest flow of soybeans to the PNW from North Dakota and other Northern states that typically ship harvest beans west. The PNW supplies corn buyers in Japan on a regular schedule and also supplies South Korea and the Philippines. Still, posted corn basis bids for delivery to the PNW have been slipping lower ahead of harvest, with expectations that more corn will move there due to the lack of soybean bids. Friday's basis for BNSF shuttles delivered to the PNW was at +65Z/+70Z for October. Similar to the Gulf and St. Louis for soybeans, if the PNW market gets flooded with corn, that basis could drop as well or limit delivery time. Other shuttle loaders in North and South Dakota agree that corn will be the main commodity shipped at harvest in order to keep space open for beans on the farm and at the elevator. "Our farmers will lean on us for dumping their corn, and we will pile corn," said Brandt. "The basis isn't too bad for corn, and freight should be available so that we can ship corn at harvest and not get too upside down." As of Friday, BNSF secondary shuttle freight bids for September and October were at no bid and offers were at -$100 per car under tariff, prices unheard of as harvest nears but good for shippers who need freight. Nevertheless, do not forget the one red light that is suddenly flashing: USDA recently forecast a record U.S. corn yield of 181.3 bpa, with production totaling 14.8 billion bushels. If that forecast comes true, we will have more corn than homes available for it at harvest and well in to next year. Stay tuned. This story is far from over. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ******************************************************************************

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