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GRAIN BELT WX ROUNDUP Ohio Morning Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Cleveland Ohio 826 AM EDT Sat Mar 28 2020 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 0328 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 : 51 / 46 / 0.18 / NA / NA DFI: Defiance Mem Apt : 51 / 42 / 0.74 / NA / NA FDY: Findlay Apt : 50 / 44 / 0.22 / NA / NA TDZ: Toledo Executive Apt: 43 / 39 / 0.88 / NA / NA TOL: Toledo Express Apt : 45 / 40 / 1.18 / 0.0 / 0 : ---NORTHEAST OHIO--- CLE: Cleveland Hopkins : 52 / 41 / 0.96 / 0.0 / 0 BKL: Burke Lakefront Apt : 46 / 41 / 0.76 / NA / NA LPR: Lorain / Elyria Apt : 51 / 45 / 0.87 / NA / NA HZY: Northeast Ohio Apt : 53 / 41 / 0.34 / NA / NA CAK: Akron-Canton Apt : 56 / 49 / 0.67 / 0.0 / 0 AKR: Akron Fulton Apt : 57 / 50 / 0.67 / NA / NA BJJ: Wooster/Wayne Co Apt: 56 / 49 / 0.39 / NA / NA MFD: Mansfield Lahm Apt : 57 / 50 / 0.13 / 0.0 / 0 YNG: Youngstown Apt : 54 / 48 / 0.52 / 0.0 / 0 : ---SOUTHWEST OHIO--- LUK: Cincy Lunken Apt : 72 / 53 / 0.11 / NA / NA CVG: Cincy N. Kentucky : 74 / 58 / 0.11 / M / M HAO: Hamilton : 64 / 53 / 0.25 / NA / NA DAY: Dayton Apt : 57 / 54 / 0.68 / M / M MGY: Wright Bros Apt : 57 / 56 / 0.70 / NA / NA ILN: Wilmington : 58 / 54 / 0.30 / NA / NA : ---CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OHIO--- CMH: John Glenn APT : 58 / 54 / 0.17 / M / M OSU: OSU Apt : 58 / 53 / 0.50 / NA / NA VTA: Newark : M / M / M / NA / NA MNN: Marion Apt : 58 / 49 / 0.06 / NA / NA LHQ: Lancaster : 58 / 54 / 0.29 / NA / NA ZZV: Zanesville Apt : 60 / 53 / 0.21 / NA / NA PHD: New Philadelphia : 60 / 52 / 0.21 / NA / NA : .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 data can be accessed at www.ncei.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Indiana National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 845 AM EDT Sat Mar 28 2020 Values represent yesterday's high and low temperatures over the last 12 hours, 24-hour precipitation ending at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT, and snow depth at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT. .BR IND 0328 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Indiana Temperature and Precipitation Stations :................................................................ : Station Max / Min / 24-Hr / Snow / Snow : Name Temp/ Temp/ Precip / Fall / Depth :................................................................ : : EVV : Evansville : 77 / 63 / 0.02 / M / M FWA : FORT WAYNE ASOS : 51 / 43 / 0.04 / 0.0 / 0 IND : Indianapolis : 60 / 56 / 0.37 / 0.0 / 0 SBN : SOUTH BEND ASOS : 58 / 45 / 0.28 / 0.0 / 0 : :Automated Surface Observation Stations/Unofficial Data BMG : Bloomington : 77 / 59 / T / M / M EYE : Eagle Creek Arpt : 59 / 55 / 0.19 / M / M GSH : GOSHEN ASOS : 53 / 44 / 0.34 / M / M LAF : Lafayette : 59 / 55 / 0.16 / M / M MIE : Muncie : 55 / 52 / 0.30 / M / M IWX : NORTHERN INDIANA : 51 / 43 / 0.87 / 0.0 / 0 GEZ : Shelbyville : 63 / 58 / 0.30 / M / M HUF : Terre Haute : 71 / 60 / 0.09 / M / M VPZ : Valparaiso : 57 / 46 / 0.33 / M / M : :U.S. Climate Reference Network/Non-Commissioned Site/Unofficial Data FPCI3: Oolitic 2.6 WSW : 77 / 64 / 0.05 / M / M : :Unavailable parameters are indicated by M. .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by NCEI. Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the National Centers for Environmental Information /NCEI/ - www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Michigan Temperature and Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Gaylord MI 852 AM EDT Sat Mar 28 2020 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 0328 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :............................................................. : MAX MIN 24 HOUR :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PRECIP :............................................................. :-- Upper Peninsula Stations -- CMX : Houghton County Airpor : 46 / 29 / M P59 : Copper Harbor : 49 / 30 / 0.00 IMT : Iron Mountain Airport : 49 / 34 / M MQT : NWS Marquette : 48 / 31 / 0.00 SAW : Gwinn : 46 / 32 / M IWD : Ironwood Airport : 52 / 30 / M ESC : Escanaba : 38 / 30 / M MNM : Menominee : 39 / 32 / M ERY : Newberry : 45 / 32 / M ANJ : Sault Ste Marie : 44 / 33 / 0.00 :-- Northern Lower Peninsula Stations -- PLN : Pellston : 50 / 29 / 0.00 TVC : Traverse City : 51 / 34 / 0.06 GLR : Gaylord : 53 / 34 / 0.01 APN : Alpena : 47 / 30 / 0.00 HTL : Houghton Lake : 54 / 35 / 0.19 :-- Southwest Lower Peninsula Stations -- GRR : Grand Rapids : 51 / 42 / 1.16 LAN : LANSING : 51 / 41 / 0.92 MKG : Muskegon : 57 / 44 / 0.74 AZO : Kalamazoo : 53 / 45 / 1.49 BTL : Battle Creek : 53 / 43 / 1.39 BIV : Holland : 54 / 44 / 1.01 JXN : Jackson : 50 / 41 / 1.98 BEH : BENTON HARBOR : 54 / 46 / 1.38 :-- Southeast Lower Peninsula Stations -- ADG : Adrian - ASOS : 44 / 39 / 0.47 DET : Detroit City - ASOS : 45 / 40 / 0.98 DTW : Detroit Metro - Asos : 46 / 40 / 1.52 FNT : Flint - ASOS : 55 / 42 / 0.81 PTK : Pontiac - Asos : 50 / 39 / 0.79 MBS : Saginaw - ASOS : 50 / 39 / 0.46 WHK : White Lake : 48 / 36 / 0.72 .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 Including COOP Observers National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI 831 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 .BR MKE 0328 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ High temperatures are for the previous 24 hours ending at 1 AM. Low temperatures are for the previous 12 hours ending at 7 AM. Precipitation and new snow are for the previous 24 hours ending at 7 AM. Snow on the ground is as of 7 AM. New Snow on High Low Precip Snow Ground Temp Temp (in.) (in.) (in.) MKE : Milwaukee ASOS: 42 / 37 / 1.18 / 0.0 / 0 MSN : Madison ASOS: 56 / 41 / 0.27 / 0.0 / 0 FLD : Fond Du Lac ASOS: 50 / 39 / 0.52 SBM : Sheboygan ASOS: 48 / 38 / 0.47 ENW : Kenosha ASOS: 47 / 41 / 1.64 RAC : Racine ASOS: 43 / 37 / 1.32 LNR : Lone Rock ASOS: 56 / 43 / 0.08 C35 : Reedsburg AWOS: 55 / 40 DLL : Baraboo/Dells AWOS: 53 / 37 UNU : Juneau AWOS: 50 / 38 ETB : West Bend AWOS: 43 / 36 MRJ : Mineral Point AWOS: 55 / 43 C29 : Middleton-5 NW AWOS: 56 / 42 RYV : Watertown AWOS: 52 / 40 UES : Waukesha AWOS: 45 / 36 MWC : Milw.-Timmerman AWOS: 43 / 36 EFT : Monroe AWOS: 56 / 41 JVL : Janesville AWOS: 55 / 43 BUU : Burlington AWOS: 46 / 39 .End .BR MKE 0328 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.) AFTW3: Afton WWTP : DH0700/ 54 / 35 / 0.58 / / ARGW3: Argyle WWTP : DH0700/ / / 0.61 / 0.0 / 0 BABW3: Baraboo WWTP : DH0738/ 57 / 37 / 0.34 / 0.0 / 0 BROW3: Brodhead WWTP : DH0700/ 56 / 34 / 0.57 / 0.0 / 0 BFDW3: Brookfield WWTP : DH0755/ 45 / 31 / 0.57 / 0.0 / 0 BGTW3: Burlington WWTP : DH0600/ 44 / 34 / 1.47 / 0.0 / 0 DARW3: Darlington WWTP : DH0700/ 57 / 35 / 0.72 / 0.0 / 0 DLNW3: Delavan WWTP : DH0805/ 51 / 35 / 0.85 / 0.0 / 0 FCDW3: Fond Du Lac 2 SW : DH0700/ 50 / 34 / 0.59 / 0.0 / 0 FATW3: Ft. Atkinson WWTP : DH0700/ 53 / 35 / 0.46 / 0.0 / 0 HORW3: Horicon WWTP : DH0700/ 48 / 35 / 0.38 / 0.0 / 0 JFNW3: Jefferson WWTP : DH0700/ 53 / 34 / 0.50 / 0.0 / 0 LGEW3: Lake Geneva WWTP : DH0700/ / / 1.98 / 0.0 / 0 CHMW3: Madison UW Charmany F.: DH0700/ / / 0.15 / 0.0 / 0 RKNW3: Markesan WWTP : DH0700/ 57 / 33 / 0.47 / 0.0 / 0 MRBW3: Mt. Horeb WWTP : DH0700/ / / 0.20 / 0.0 / 0 OCOW3: Oconomowoc WWTP : DH0700/ 49 / 38 / 0.68 / 0.0 / 0 ONCW3: Oconomowoc UCOOP : DH0750/ / / 0.65 / 0.0 / 0 GIBW3: Oostburg WWTP : DH0700/ / / 0.35 / 0.0 / 0 PYRW3: Palmyra WWTP UCOOP : DH0615/ / / 0.47 / / PORW3: Portage WWTP : DH0800/ 53 / 34 / 0.40 / 0.0 / 0 SACW3: Sauk City WWTP : DH0737/ 56 / 35 / 0.27 / 0.0 / 0 COSW3: Sheboygan WWTP : DH0800/ 37 / 31 / 0.06 / 0.0 / 0 SEEW3: South Milwaukee WWTP : DH0720/ 42 / 35 / 1.23 / 0.0 / 0 SLRW3: Slinger WWTP : DH0700/ 45 / 33 / 0.40 / 0.0 / 0 TAHW3: Taycheedah UCOOP : DH0710/ 48 / 31 / 0.50 / 0.0 / 0 UGRW3: Union Grove WWTP : DH0700/ 43 / 37 / 1.40 / 0.0 / 0 LOOW3: Waterloo WWTP : DH0720/ 55 / 33 / 0.26 / 0.0 / 0 WATW3: Watertown WWTP : DH0700/ 48 / 29 / 0.41 / 0.0 / 0 WTBW3: West Bend : DH0630/ 45 / 32 / 0.31 / 0.0 / 0 WSTW3: West Bend Fire Dept. : DH0700/ / / 0.35 / 0.0 / 0 WHTW3: Whitewater WWTP : DH0708/ 52 / 35 / 0.50 / 0.0 / 0 .End .BR MKE 0328 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.) .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 WGL04: Green Lake Green Lake 1 E : 0.49 / 0.0 / 0 WSB18: Sheboygan Plymouth 5 NE : 0.55 / / WSB12: Sheboygan Sheboygan 3 NW : 0.52 / 0.0 / 0 WSK16: Sauk La Valle 4 W : 0.72 / / WSK02: Sauk Rock Springs 3 WSW : 0.22 / / 0 WSK15: Sauk Reedsburg : 0.55 / 0.0 / 0 WCB04: Columbia Portage 6 WSW : 0.50 / 0.0 / 0 WCB05: Columbia Portage 7 SW : 0.35 / / WDD03: Dodge Horicon 2 ENE : 0.40 / / WDD06: Dodge Theresa : 0.44 / / WWS23: Washington West Bend 1 NNW : 0.35 / / WWS28: Washington Jackson 1 SSE : 0.24 / / WOZ17: Ozaukee Newburg : 0.40 / 0.0 / 0 WOZ12: Ozaukee Port Washington : 0.42 / 0.0 / 0 WDA78: Dane Sun Prairie 3 W : 0.31 / 0.0 / 0 WDA82: Dane Middleton 2 NE : 0.25 / / WDA46: Dane Madison 6 W : 0.24 / / WDA72: Dane Madison 4 SW : 0.23 / / WDA13: Dane Madison 4 WSW : 0.25 / 0.0 / 0 WDA39: Dane Madison 4 W : 0.27 / 0.0 / 0 WDA69: Dane Maple Bluff 2 N : 0.30 / / WDA75: Dane Cottage Grove 2 E : 0.34 / / WDA77: Dane Verona 4 WSW : 0.26 / / WJF17: Jefferson Johnson Creek 3 SSW : 0.64 / 0.0 / 0 WJF13: Jefferson Ft. Atkinson : 0.53 / / WJF15: Jefferson Palmyra 2 SW . : 0.48 / / WJF10: Jefferson Palmyra 2 N : 0.49 / 0.0 / 0 WWK61: Waukesha Merton/Lake Keesus : 0.43 / 0.0 / 0 WWK73: Waukesha Menominee Falls 3 NW : 0.55 / / WWK71: Waukesha Dousman 5 SSW : 0.45 / / WWK54: Waukesha Waukesha 2 NW : 0.60 / 0.0 / WWK47: Waukesha New Berlin 2 WNW : 0.60 / 0.0 / WWK34: Waukesha Mukwonago 5 W : 0.71 / / WWK16: Waukesha Muskego 1 W : 1.00 / 0.0 / 0 WMW43: Milwaukee Brown Deer 1 NW : 0.59 / 0.0 / 0 WMW14: Milwaukee Milwaukee 4 NNW : 0.56 / 0.0 / 0 WGN05: Green Monticello 2 SE : 0.72 / 0.0 / 0 WRK12: Rock Janesville 3 W : 0.73 / 0.0 / 0 WRK15: Rock Beloit 1 ESE : 1.22 / 0.0 / WWW13: Walworth Mukwonago 3 SW : 0.78 / 0.0 / 0 WWW01: Walworth East Troy 3 NNE : 0.75 / / WWW12: Walworth Elkhorn : 0.55 / 0.0 / 0 WRC14: Racine Wind Lake 1 NE : 1.12 / / WRC03: Racine Racine 2 WSW : 1.51 / 0.0 / 0 WRC18: Racine Racine 2 S : 1.70 / / WKN11: Kenosha Pleasant Prairie 4 NW: 1.70 / 0.0 / 0 WKN06: Kenosha Kenosha 2 S : 1.52 / 0.0 / 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 at: www.ncei.noaa.gov $$ Maximum/Minimum Temperature and Precipitation Table National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 750 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 High temperature yesterday Low temperature last 12 hours Precipitation last 24 hours .BR LOT 0328 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :ID Location High Low Pcpn ORD : Chicago-O'Hare : 50 / 45 / 1.45 CNII2: Chi-Northerly Isle : 43 / 41 / MDW : Chicago-Midway : 51 / 46 / 0.59 LOTI2: NWS Romeoville : 57 / 47 / 0.31 RFD : Rockford : 56 / 45 / 1.47 DPA : DuPage Airport : 53 / 44 / 1.22 UGN : Waukegan : 45 / 39 / 1.52 ARR : Aurora Airport : 56 / 46 / 0.66 PWK : Wheeling : 47 / 44 / 1.73 MLI : Moline : 53 / 50 / 1.09 BMI : Bloomington : 56 / 52 / 0.15 CMI : Champaign : 60 / 54 / 0.05 DEC : Decatur : 63 / 57 / 0.09 LWV : Lawrenceville : 78 / 65 / 0.03 ILX : NWS Lincoln : 60 / 59 / 0.08 MTO : Mattoon : 69 / 62 / 0.06 PIA : Peoria : 56 / 51 / 0.11 SPI : Springfield : 65 / 58 / 0.16 CPS : Cahokia : 79 / 66 / 0.04 UIN : Quincy : 58 / 54 / 0.07 MDH : Carbondale : 77 / 69 / 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 Center for Environmental Information /NCEI/. Therefore... these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncei.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature And Precipitation Table For Missouri National Weather Service St Louis MO 729 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 12 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6 AM CST/7 AM CDT .BR LSX 0328 CS DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ :............................................................... : Station | Max | Min | 24-hr | Snow | Snow | : Name | Tmp | Tmp | Precip | Fall | Depth | :............................................................... : CGI : Cape Girardeau : 78 / 69 / 0.00 / / CDJ : Chillicothe : 56 / 50 / 0.01 / / COU : Columbia : 79 / 65 / 0.68 / 0.0 / 0 FAM : Farmington : 79 / 67 / 0.09 / / JEF : Jefferson City : 82 / 67 / 0.03 / / JLN : Joplin : 81 / 69 / 0.00 / / MCI : Kansas City Intl : 61 / 52 / T / 0.0 / 0 MKC : Kansas City Dwtn : 63 / 53 / 0.00 / / IRK : Kirksville : 54 / 51 / 0.49 / / AIZ : Osage Beach : 82 / 67 / 0.01 / / POF : Poplar Bluff : 78 / 69 / 0.00 / / STJ : St. Joseph : 54 / 50 / T / / DMO : Sedalia : 79 / 63 / T / / SUS : Chesterfield : 81 / 68 / 0.04 / / SGF : Springfield : 79 / 66 / 0.29 / 0.0 / 0 SET : St Charles : 75 / 65 / 0.01 / / STL : St. Louis : 80 / 68 / 0.16 / 0.0 / 0 VIH : Rolla/Vichy : 80 / 67 / 0.04 / / UNO : West Plains : 79 / 67 / 0.00 / / .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information. (NCEI) Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified data can be accessed at www.ncei.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Central Iowa National Weather Service Des Moines IA 848 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 .BR DMX 0328 C DH01/DC2003280847/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 : 50 / 48 / 0.03 / / AMW : Ames ASOS : 52 / 47 / 0.04 / / DSM : Des Moines ASOS : 49 / 48 / 0.09 / 0.0 / 0 DMX : NWS Johnston* : 50 / 47 / 0.06 / 0.0 / 0 MIW : Marshalltown ASOS : 53 / 45 / 0.12 / / EST : Estherville ASOS : 49 / 41 / 0.01 / / FOD : Fort Dodge AWOS : 49 / 45 / 0.08 / / MCW : Mason City ASOS : 54 / 43 / 0.04 / / ALO : Waterloo ASOS : 58 / 46 / 0.08 / 0.0 / 0 OTM : Ottumwa ASOS : 52 / 49 / 1.03 / / : :* Cooperative weather observation site : : : Other Automated Locations : : ...North Central Iowa... AXA : Algona AWOS : 50 / 45 / 0.00 / / CAV : Clarion AWOS : 52 / 45 / 0.02 / / FXY : Forest City AWOS : 52 / 45 / 0.00 / / HPT : Hampton AWOS : 54 / 45 / 0.07 / / : : ...West Central Iowa... ADU : Audubon AWOS : 48 / 45 / 0.02 / / CIN : Carroll AWOS : 50 / 46 / 0.03 / / DNS : Denison AWOS : M / M / 0.00 / / : : ...Central Iowa... IKV : Ankeny AWOS : 50 / 48 / M / / BNW : Boone AWOS : 52 / 46 / 0.06 / / GGI : Grinnell AWOS : 50 / 47 / 0.13 / / IFA : Iowa Falls AWOS : 54 / 45 / 0.08 / / TNU : Newton AWOS : 50 / 48 / 0.15 / / PRO : Perry AWOS : 51 / 48 / 0.02 / / NSSI4: Prairie City/NS NWR: 49 / 48 / 0.13 / / EBS : Webster City AWOS : 52 / 45 / 0.06 / / : : ...Southwestern Iowa... AIO : Atlantic AWOS : 48 / 46 / 0.02 / / : : ...South Central Iowa... TVK : Centerville AWOS : 50 / 48 / 0.03 / / CNC : Chariton AWOS : 50 / 48 / 0.30 / / CSQ : Creston AWOS : 48 / 46 / 0.05 / / OXV : Knoxville AWOS : M / M / 0.00 / / SSFI4: Lucas/Stephens SF : 50 / 47 / 0.00 / / I75 : Osceola AWOS : 50 / 48 / 0.31 / / PEA : Pella AWOS : 50 / 49 / 0.01 / / : : ...Southeastern Iowa... OOA : Oskaloosa AWOS : 53 / 51 / 0.34 / / : .END .BR DMX 0328 C DH0847/DC2003280847/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... : : ...North Central Iowa... ALGI4: Algona : DD280700/ 51 / 37 / 0.06 / / DAKI4: Dakota City : DD280700/ 50 / 39 / 0.07 / / FSCI4: Forest City : DD280700/ 51 / 37 / M / / MCWI4: Mason City : DD280700/ 54 / 38 / 0.10 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...Northeastern Iowa... TRPI4: Tripoli : DD280700/ 56 / 38 / 0.13 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...West Central Iowa... AUDI4: Audubon : DD280800/ 47 / 42 / 0.04 / / CINI4: Carroll : DD280700/ 50 / 41 / 0.08 / 0.0 / 0 COOI4: Coon Rapids : DD280700/ / / 0.00 / / JFFI4: Jefferson : DD280805/ 51 / 41 / 0.12 / / RKWI4: Rockwell City : DD280700/ 50 / 40 / 0.08 / 0.0 / 0 RWCI4: Rockwell City : DD280700/ / / 0.00 / / SACI4: Sac City : DD280600/ 48 / 38 / 0.06 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...Central Iowa... AESI4: Ames : DD280600/ 51 / 42 / 0.18 / / AKYI4: Ankeny : DD280700/ 50 / 43 / 0.10 / / BNWI4: Boone : DD280800/ 51 / 42 / 0.07 / / BRKI4: Brooklyn : DD280700/ / / 0.28 / / CLUI4: Clutier : DD280700/ / / 0.16 / / WGCI4: Des Moines Waveland: DD280700/ / / 0.08 / 0.0 / 0 GNDI4: Grundy Center : DD280710/ 53 / 39 / 0.12 / / HRFI4: Hartford : DD280700/ / / 0.16 / 0.0 / 0 IWAI4: Iowa Falls : DD280700/ 53 / 39 / 0.10 / 0.0 / 0 MSHI4: Marshalltown : DD280700/ 54 / 42 / 0.13 / / MXWI4: Maxwell : DD280700/ / / 0.10 / / NWTI4: Newton : DD280700/ 50 / 43 / 0.19 / / OGDI4: Ogden : DD280700/ / / 0.10 / / PERI4: Perry : DD280700/ 50 / 43 / 0.07 / / STYI4: Story City : DD280700/ / / 0.10 / / TLDI4: Toledo : DD280700/ 54 / 40 / 0.17 / 0.0 / 0 TREI4: Traer : DD280700/ / / 0.21 / / : : ...Southwestern Iowa... ADAI4: Adair : DD280700/ / / 0.00 / / CRNI4: Corning : DD280700/ 48 / 44 / 0.16 / 0.0 / 0 GRNI4: Greenfield : DD280700/ / / 0.10 / / : : ...South Central Iowa... ALRI4: Allerton : DD280700/ 48 / 42 / 0.02 / 0.0 / 0 BCNI4: Beaconsfield : DD280700/ 47 / 42 / 0.24 / / CNTI4: Centerville : DD280700/ 50 / 43 / 0.04 / / CHRI4: Chariton : DD280700/ 56 / 42 / 0.50 / 0.0 / 0 CMBI4: Columbia : DD280700/ / / 0.50 / / KNXI4: Knoxville : DD280800/ 49 / 44 / 0.44 / / MTAI4: Mount Ayr : DD280700/ 48 / 43 / 0.15 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...Southeastern Iowa... : .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 . $$ State Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Bismarck ND 752 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 .BR BIS 0328 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : :VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAY'S HIGHS...LOWS OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS :AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7 AM CDT. :ASOS SITES ARE AUTOMATED AND MAY UNDER-ESTIMATE WINTER PRECIP. : :CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS :................................................................ : STATION MAX / MIN / 24-HR / SNOW / SNOW : NAME TEMP/ TEMP / PRECIP / FALL / DEPTH :................................................................ : : CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 0328 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ BIS : Bismarck ASOS : 59 / 25 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 JMS : Jamestown FAA : 56 / 27 / 0.00 / M / M MOT : Minot FAA : 55 / 27 / 0.00 / M / M XWA : Williston Basin Air: 52 / 28 / 0.00 / M / M N60 : Garrison ASOS : 53 / 27 / 0.00 / M / M MIB : Minot Air Force Bas: 53 / 25 / 0.00 / M / M GFK : ASOS @ Grand Forks : 44 / 22 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 4 FAR : ASOS @ Fargo Airpor: 52 / 29 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 1 RDR : ASOS @ Grand Forks : M / 22 / 0.00 / M / M DVL : AWOS @ Devils Lake : 51 / 24 / 0.00 / M / M .END : MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 0328 M DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ DIK : Dickinson Theodore : 55 / 22 / 0.00 / M / M HEI : Hettinger ASOS : 54 / 17 / 0.00 / M / M .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Center for Environmental Information /NCEI/. Therefore these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table For SD National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD 740 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR FSD 0328 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 : 55 / 36 / 0.00/ M/ M BKX : Brookings SD : 52 / 40 / M/ M/ M 9V9 : Chamberlain SD : 52 / 41 / M/ M/ M HON : Huron Airport : 53 / 41 / 0.09/ 0.0/ 0 MDS : Madison SD : 50 / 39 / M/ M/ M MHE : Mitchell ASOS : 53 / 42 / T / 0.0/ 0 MBG : Mobridge AP : 52 / 28 / 0.00/ M/ M PIR : Pierre Regional A: 54 / 40 / 0.17/ M/ M FSD : Sioux Falls Airpo: 54 / 44 / T / 0.0/ 0 8D3 : Sisseton AP : 58 / 33 / 0.00/ M/ M ATY : Watertown Regiona: 51 / 37 / T / M/ M ICR : Winner AP : 53 / 43 / 0.28/ M/ M YKN : Yankton SD : 47 / 44 / M/ M/ M .End : : Locations in Mountain Time Zone... : : MAX MIN SNOW SNOW :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PCPN FALL DEPTH : 2WX : Buffalo : 54 / 28 / 0.00/ M/ M CUT : Custer AP : 35 / 29 / 0.06/ M/ M D07 : Faith AP : 55 / 33 / 0.00/ M/ M PHP : Philip AP : 49 / 39 / 0.19/ M/ M IEN : Pine Ridge AP : 50 / 36 / 0.57/ M/ M UNRS2: Rapid City NWS : 46 / 36 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 RAP : Rapid City AP : 48 / 36 / 0.00/ M/ M .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 at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Nebraska National Weather Service Hastings NE 755 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2020 : 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 0328 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Snow Snow : Station Max / Min / Pcpn / Fall / Depth : ANW : Ainsworth Airport : 55 / 41 / 0.32 / / BVN : Albion Airport : 45 / 42 / 0.13 / / AIA : Alliance : 53 / 32 / 0.27 / / AUH : Aurora Aiport : 47 / 44 / 0.01 / / BIE : Beatrice Airport : 51 / 46 / 0.02 / / BTA : Blair Airport : 48 / 46 / 0.03 / / BBW : Broken Bow Airport: 48 / 41 / 0.24 / / CDR : Chadron : 49 / 32 / 0.53 / / OLU : Columbus Airport : 46 / 44 / 0.04 / / FNB : Falls City Airport: 52 / 48 / T / / FET : Fremont Airport : 48 / 47 / 0.02 / / GRN : Gordon Airport : 52 / 34 / 0.26 / / GRI : Grand Island Arpt : 47 / 43 / 0.11 / 0.0 / 0 HSI : Hastings Airport : 47 / 42 / 0.02 / 0.0 / 0 HJH : Hebron Airport : 49 / 45 / 0.03 / / HDE : Holdrege Airport : 46 / 40 / 0.11 / / IML : Imperial Airport : 47 / 39 / 0.29 / / EAR : Kearney Airport : 46 / 40 / 0.13 / / IBM : Kimball Airport : 45 / 33 / 0.04 / / LXN : Lexington Airport : 47 / 40 / 0.31 / / LNK : Lincoln Airport : 49 / 46 / 0.09 / 0.0 / 0 MCK : McCook Airport : 47 / 40 / 0.41 / / AFK : Nebraska City Arpt: 51 / 46 / 0.11 / / OFK : Norfolk Airport : 46 / 44 / 0.08 / 0.0 / 0 LBF : North Platte Arpt : 47 / 41 / 0.43 / 0.0 / 0 OFF : Offutt AFB : 50 / 46 / 0.02 / / OGA : Ogallala Airport : 49 / 39 / 0.35 / / OMA : Omaha/Eppley : 50 / 47 / 0.15 / 0.0 / 0 MLE : Omaha/Millard : 51 / 48 / 0.22 / / ONL : O'Neill Airport : 48 / 43 / 0.14 / / ODX : Ord Airport : 45 / 42 / 0.23 / / PMV : Plattsmouth Arpt : 49 / 46 / 0.02 / / BFF : Scottsbluff : 50 / 34 / 0.31 / / SNY : Sidney : 48 / 32 / 0.14 / / TQE : Tekamah Airport : 48 / 46 / 0.01 / / TIF : Thedford Airport : 54 / 40 / 0.16 / / VTN : Valentine Airport : 59 / 41 / 0.32 / 0.0 / 0 OAX : Valley NWS Office : 48 / 45 / 0.05 / 0.0 / 0 AHQ : Wahoo Airport : 49 / 46 / 0.02 / / LCG : Wayne Airport : 45 / M / M / / JYR : York Airport : 46 / 45 / 0.05 / / : State Temperature Extremes : : 59 degrees at...Valentine Airport : 32 degrees at...Alliance, Chadron...Sidney : .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 at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Pfannkuch Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for North Central...Northeast and East Central Kansas National Weather Service Topeka KS 729 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 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 0328 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 : 61 / 53 / T / 0.0 / 0 CNK : Concordia Airport : 53 / 47 / T / 0.0 / 0 .END .BR TOP 0328 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : : ***Other Automated First Order Stations*** : : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn FOE : Topeka Forbes Field : 61 / 54 / T LWC : Lawrence Airport : 63 / 54 / 0.00 MHK : Manhattan Airport : 58 / 50 / 0.00 EMP : Emporia Airport : 67 / 54 / 0.00 .END ***Other Automated Stations*** : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn MYZ : Marysville Airport : 52 / 46 / M OWI : Ottawa Municipal Airport : 70 / 59 / .END .BR TOP 0328 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 CCRK1: Clay Center : DH0700 / 52 / 48 / T / 0.0 / 0 CONK1: Concordia 1W : DH0700 / 50 / 44 / 0.02 / 0.0 / 0 OSGK1: Osage City : DH0535 / 64 / 53 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OTTK1: Ottawa : DH0700 / 65 / 53 / 0.00 / M / M BRPK1: Blue Rapids : DH0700 / / / 0.02 / M / M HOYK1: Hoyt : DH0700 / / / 0.02 / 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. $$ Colorado Temperature And Precipitation Table National Weather Service Pueblo CO 635 AM MDT Sat Mar 28 2020 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 18 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6AM MDT Snow depth at 6AM MDT .B DEN 200328 M DH06/TX/TN/PP/SD : ...Colorado... : Snow : High Low Pcpn Depth AKO : Akron : 48 / 32 / 0.18 / M ALS : Alamosa : 52 / 11 / T / 0 ASE : Aspen : 39 / 18 / 0.03 / M ITR : Burlington : 53 / 34 / 0.34 / M APA : Centennial Arpt : 42 / 28 / 0.05 / M COS : Colorado Springs : 57 / 31 / 0.01 / T CEZ : Cortez : 45 / 21 / 0.01 / M CAG : Craig : 35 / 21 / 0.07 / M DEN : Denver Intl Arpt : 44 / 30 / 0.16 / M DRO : Durango : 42 / 19 / 0.04 / M EGE : Eagle : 45 / 23 / M / M FNL : Ft Collins Arpt : 43 / 31 / 0.11 / M GJT : Grand Junction : 44 / 28 / 0.19 / T GXY : Greeley Airport : 46 / 33 / 0.24 / M GUC : Gunnison : 38 / 19 / M / M HDN : Hayden : 35 / 21 / M / M LHX : La Junta : 58 / 37 / 0.13 / M LAA : Lamar : 55 / 34 / 0.15 / M LXV : Leadville : 30 / 6 / 0.01 / M LIC : Limon : 53 / 30 / 0.73 / M EEO : Meeker : 33 / 17 / 0.17 / M MTJ : Montrose : 46 / 26 / 0.01 / M PUB : Pueblo : 66 / 35 / 0.05 / 0 RIL : Rifle : 42 / 26 / T / M SPD : Springfield : 73 / 35 / 0.00 / M TEX : Telluride : 32 / 18 / M / M TAD : Trinidad : 70 / 25 / 0.00 / M .END From the above reports The highest temperature in Colorado yesterday was 73 degrees in Springfield. The lowest temperature in Colorado during the past 12 hours was 6 degrees in Leadville. $$ OKLAHOMA TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 110 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 24 HOUR HIGH...LOW AND PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 1252 AM CDT .BR OUN 0328 C DH01/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ : : HIGH LOW PCPN : :...WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS... LTS : ALTUS AFB : 82 / 56 / 0 CSM : CLINTON : 79 / 57 / 0 FDR : FREDERICK : 82 / 61 / 0 GAG : GAGE : 87 / 54 / 0 GUY : GUYMON : 72 / 57 / 0 HBR : HOBART : 82 / 61 / 0 FSI : LAWTON/FORT SILL : 81 / 62 / 0 LAW : LAWTON/AIRPORT : 81 / 60 / 0 SPS : WICHITA FALLS : 80 / 67 / 0 : :...NORTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... END : ENID/VANCE AFB : 75 / 55 / T GOK : GUTHRIE : 83 / 68 / .01 OKC : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILL ROGERS : 79 / 63 / T PWA : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILEY POST : 81 / 68 / .12 TIK : OKLAHOMA CITY/TINKER AFB : 81 / 66 / 0 PNC : PONCA CITY : 76 / 56 / 0 SWO : STILLWATER : 85 / 69 / .01 : :...EASTERN OKLAHOMA... BVO : BARTLESVILLE : 83 / 66 / .02 MLC : MCALESTER : 76 / 71 / T MKO : MUSKOGEE : 78 / 69 / 0 TUL : TULSA/INTL AIRPORT : 80 / 71 / T RVS : TULSA/JONES AIRPORT : 80 / 70 / 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 . $$ X Texas Temperature and Precipitation Table National Weather Service Lubbock TX 726 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020 Data Through 7AM CDT Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 Hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR LUB 0328 C DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : :ID LOCATION HIGH LOW PCPN : 24HR :...NORTH TEXAS... ABI :Abilene ASOS : 79 / 59 / 0.01 GKY :Arlington : 84 / 74 / 0.00 CRS :Corsicana : 85 / 72 / T DAL :Dallas Love Field : 83 / 73 / 0.00 DFW :DFW Airport : 84 / 72 / 0.00 DTO :Denton : 80 / 72 / T AFW :Fort Worth Alliance : 81 / 72 / 0.04 FTW :Fort Worth Meacham : 79 / 70 / T GGG :Longview : 89 / 70 / 0.00 LFK :Lufkin : 90 / 71 / 0.00 TKI :McKinney : 81 / 72 / 0.00 MWL :Mineral Wells : 78 / 65 / T PRX :Paris : 84 / 70 / 0.00 TPL :Temple : 86 / 71 / 0.00 TRL :Terrell : M / 71 / 0.00 TYR :Tyler : 88 / 72 / 0.00 ACT :Waco : 84 / 72 / T SPS :Wichita Falls : 80 / 60 / 0.59 :...WEST TEXAS... AMA :Amarillo : 73 / 42 / 0.00 HHF :Canadian Airport : 84 / 51 / 0.00 CTLT2:Castolon-Big Bend NP : 96 / 63 / 0.00 CDS :Childress : 81 / 51 / 0.00 DHT :Dalhart : 70 / 37 / 0.00 6R6 :Dryden : 89 / M / 0.00 ELP :El Paso : 79 / 44 / 0.00 FST :Fort Stockton : 79 / 50 / 0.00 GDP :Guadalupe Pass : 66 / 33 / 0.00 LBB :Lubbock : 80 / 45 / 0.00 MRF :Marfa : M / M / 0.00 MAF :Midland : 82 / 50 / 0.00 MUST2:Muleshoe : 70 / 39 / 0.00 ODO :Odessa : 79 / 47 / 0.00 PEQ :Pecos : 82 / 47 / 0.00 PRS :Presidio : 87 / 54 / 0.00 SJT :San Angelo ASOS : 85 / 63 / 0.00 INK :Wink : 81 / 46 / 0.00 :...SOUTH TEXAS... ALI :Alice : 99 / 74 / 0.00 ATT :Austin Mabry : 89 / 73 / 0.01 AUS :Austin Bergstrom : 88 / 73 / T BPT :Beaumont : 85 / 71 / 0.00 BRO :Brownsville : 90 / 75 / 0.00 BMQ :Burnet : 82 / 70 / 0.00 CLL :College Station : 89 / 73 / 0.00 CXO :Conroe : 90 / 72 / 0.00 CRP :Corpus Christi : 92 / 75 / 0.00 NGP :Navy Corpus : 84 / 74 / 0.00 COT :Cotulla : 97 / 75 / T DRT :Del Rio : M / M / 0.00 GLS :Galveston : 82 / 75 / 0.00 GTU :Georgetown : 88 / 72 / 0.00 HRL :Harlingen : 94 / 74 / 0.00 HDO :Hondo : 88 / 71 / T HOU :Houston Hobby : 88 / 74 / 0.00 IAH :Houston Bush : 90 / 75 / 0.00 UTS :Huntsville : 90 / 74 / 0.00 JCT :Junction ASOS : 83 / 66 / 0.03 NQI :Kingsville : 94 / 75 / 0.00 LRD :Laredo : 101 / 75 / 0.00 MFE :McAllen : 95 / 76 / 0.00 BAZ :New Braunfels : 89 / 72 / 0.00 PSX :Palacios : 83 / 73 / 0.00 LVJ :Pearland : 86 / 74 / 0.00 RKP :Rockport : 87 / 77 / 0.00 SAT :San Antonio : 89 / 72 / 0.03 SSF :San Antonio Stinson : 89 / 71 / 0.00 HYI :San Marcos : 91 / 71 / 0.00 DWH :Tomball : 89 / 73 / 0.00 VCT :Victoria : 89 / 75 / 0.00 :...OTHERS... SHV :Shreveport : 90 / 71 / 0.00 TXK :Texarkana : 86 / 70 / 0.00 .END Texas Temperature Extremes: Highest...101 degrees at Laredo Lowest.....33 degrees at Guadalupe Pass These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information /NCEI/. Therefore these data area subject to revision. Final and certified Climate Data can be accessed at www.ncei.noaa.gov . $$

FARM MARKET NEWS - CORN REPORT FOR Fri, March 27 Exchange rate was 1.3966 down 0.0077 Chicago corn closed slightly lower. MAY20 HI 3.50 DEC20 HI 3.69 LOW 3.42 1/2 LOW 3.61 1/2 CLOSE3.46 Down 2 3/4 CLOSE 3.64 1/4 Down 3 OLD CROP BASIS NEW CROP BASIS Location Spot 1mt 2mt 3mt U.S. $/bu $/mt Cntrct U.S. $/bu $/mt ELEVATORS +MAY20+JUL20+JUL20 CK Low 1.35 4.81 189.36 0.95 4.59 180.80 CK High 1.40 4.86 191.33 0.95 4.59 180.80 CK Avg 1.39 0.01 4.85 191.00 0.95 -0.37 4.59 180.80 Essex Cty 1.40 4.86 191.33 0.95 4.59 180.80 Mdsx Low 1.35 4.81 189.36 0.95 4.59 180.80 Mdsx High 1.40 4.86 191.33 0.95 4.59 180.80 Mdsx Avg 1.38 0.00 4.84 190.35 0.95 -0.37 4.59 180.80 Hensall 1.43 4.89 192.31 0.95 4.59 180.80 Bruce 1.35 4.81 189.36 0.95 4.59 180.80 Putnam 1.40 4.86 191.33 0.95 4.59 180.80 Burford 1.35 4.81 189.36 0.95 4.59 180.80 Port Perry 1.40 4.86 191.33 1.05 4.69 184.74 Norfolk 1.40 4.86 191.33 0.95 4.59 180.80 Palmerston 1.31 4.77 187.79 0.83 4.47 176.07 Varna 1.40 4.86 191.33 0.90 4.54 178.83 Trenton 1.45 4.91 193.30 1.10 4.74 186.70 Winchester 1.50 4.96 195.27 1.40 5.04 198.51 North Gower 1.55 5.01 197.23 1.45 5.09 200.48 Vankleek Hil 1.24 4.70 185.03 0.88 4.52 178.04 Huron FOB 1.42 4.88 192.12 0.90 4.54 178.83 Kent FOB 1.50 4.96 195.27 1.05 4.69 184.74 Lamb FOB N/A 1.00 4.64 182.77 Mdsx FOB N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.05 4.69 184.74 FOB SW Que 2.40 5.86 230.70N/A Track 1.76 5.22 205.31N/A PROCESSORS Chat-Eth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Jhnstwn-Eth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Aylmer-Eth N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.20 4.84 190.64 Sarn-Eth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A London-Ing N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.30 4.94 194.58 Pt.Colb-Ing N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cardnl-Ing N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.40 5.04 198.51 W O Feed 2.02 5.48 215.90 US Rep 2.08 5.54 218.10 Toledo El. -0.07 3.39 133.46 -0.28 3.36 132.36 TRANSFER Pt. Colb 1.50 4.96 195.27 1.10 4.74186 5/7 Prescott 2.12 5.58 219.67 1.42 5.06199 1/3 HI SD CRN 1.40 4.861 *Wet Bid

DTN Closing Grain Comments 03/27 14:09 US Crop Futures Mostly Firm Against Lower Outside Markets May contracts in the soybean complex and two of three wheats ended with small gains Friday, while Dow Jones Industrials and May crude oil were moderately lower. May corn ended down 2 3/4 cents, pressured by ongoing concerns about production cuts in the ethanol industry.

Market Matters Blog 03/27 12:10 Few Offers for DTN Weekly DDG Prices Headed to the Bread Lines Bread and Flour Demand Rises as Consumers Clear Grocery Store Shelves As Coronavirus Related Closures Continue, 2020 UMR Navigation Season Opens DTN Weekly Average DDG Price Surges Trucking Hours of Service Relief Declared During National Emergency DTN Weekly Average DDG Price Steady Unpopular but Necessary Sign of Spring: Truck Weight Restrictions DTN Weekly Average DDG Price Stronger Coronavirus Causing Major Headaches for Container Shippers ****************************************************************************** Few Offers for DTN Weekly DDG Prices OMAHA (DTN) --Most of the plants DTN contacted for DDG prices for the week ended March 26 went to no offers, while a few places did post prices. One plant that posted prices told DTN his supplies were limited. Given the very few offers out there, it is obviously hard to define this market. However, some plants that do show offers are posting truck prices as high as $50 above what their prices were just two weeks ago in some regions. It is no secret plant margins have suffered from the coronavirus-related losses in the energy complex, and specifically, gasoline and ethanol prices. Ethanol prices have become higher than gasoline, which is a detriment to plant margins, because it has a negative effect on blending. The U.S. consumer's driving habits have changed dramatically as many states have asked residents to stay home or shelter in place and only go out for essential needs, which in turn drastically affects the use of gasoline. On March 2, April ethanol futures were at $1.28 per gallon versus April RBOB at $1.54 per gallon, putting RBOB at a 26-cent premium to ethanol. As of March 26, the April ethanol futures were at $0.970 versus April RBOB at $0.5438, putting ethanol at a 42.6-cent premium over RBOB. Plant margins have become stressed and many plants have slowed production, with some going offline temporarily. Wednesday's Energy Information Administration data showed domestic ethanol production dropped for a third straight week, sliding 3% to a 23-week low in the week ended March 20, while blending demand dropped to the lowest level in six weeks, and inventories were drawn down. EIA showed U.S. ethanol supply was down 458,000 barrels (bbl) from last week to 24.140 million bbl, a seven-week low and down 1.2% from the same week last year. In turn, DDG production has also slowed and supplies have become thin. Many plants that still have product are busy filling existing sales. This has pretty much shut down the spot market, which is evident in plants where you see no offers. In its weekly update, the U.S. Grains Council noted, that DDG is priced at 133% of cash corn values, up from last week and above the three-year average. "The DDG/cash corn ratio is at its highest level since July 2016. The DDG/soymeal price ratio is 48.00%, steady with the prior week and above the three-year average of $42.00%." In the export market, USGC noted, "This week, barge CIF NOLA values are up $22 per metric ton (mt) for April shipment while FOB Gulf values are up $16/mt. The market for rail delivered DDGS is exceptionally strong as well, with rates to the PNW and California up $45/mt or more for April shipment. Internationally, offers for containerized DDGS to Southeast Asia are reflecting strong demand, with the average rate rising $28/mt for April positions and $35/mt for May. The average value for containers to Southeast Asia hit $311/mt this week." Merchandisers report that DDGS exports in April will be strong and that trend may likely continue into May as well. Expectations are that prices for deferred shipments will rally later this spring following the current rise in spot values, with demand likely remaining strong amid a tight supply pipeline, added USGC. NOTE: All prices listed below can change at any time and are subject to confirmation from seller. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 3/26/2020 3/19/2020 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $0 $0 $0 Wet $0 $0 $0 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $220 $185 $35 Wet $115 $95 $20 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $0 $0 $0 Indiana Dry $0 $0 $0 Iowa Dry $0 $0 $0 Michigan Dry $0 $0 $0 Minnesota Dry $0 $0 $0 North Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 New York Dry $0 $0 $0 South Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas APRIL Dry $185 $160 $25 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $215 $170 $45 Iowa Dry $195 $160 $35 Michigan Dry $190 $160 $30 Minnesota Dry $195 $160 $35 Missouri Dry $210 $170 $40 Ohio Dry $210 $170 $40 South Dakota Dry $195 $160 $35 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $0 $0 $0 Wet $0 $0 $0 Illinois MARCH Dry $0 $0 $0 Nebraska Dry $0 $0 $0 Wet $0 $0 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $0 $0 $0 Indiana Dry $0 $0 $0 Iowa Dry $0 $0 $0 Michigan Dry $0 $0 $0 Minnesota Dry $0 $0 $0 Nebraska Dry $0 $0 $0 New York Dry $0 $0 $0 North Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 Ohio Dry $0 $0 $0 South Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 Wisconsin Dry $0 $0 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas Indiana Dry $0 $0 $0 Iowa Dry $0 $0 $0 Minnesota Dry $0 $0 $0 Nebraska Dry $0 $0 $0 Ohio Dry $0 $0 $0 South Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 California Dry $0 $0 $0 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $0 $0 $0 Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Headed to the Bread Lines The speed that news and markets are changing seems faster than ever. The news cycle feels seconds-long and volatility in markets can leave the deep-pocketed searching through couch cushions. One of the more impressive features in ag markets of late has been the surge in buying by wheat mills as they scramble to replace product on store shelves. Quarantine measures are forcing consumers to stock up on food staples, such as dry pasta, while loaves of bread hit the freezer. The buying would lead one to believe demand for wheat could surprise to the upside this marketing year in the United States and abroad. If history is any guide, the answer is not quite so clear, which is just the way wheat traders like it. The USDA's latest estimates for global wheat use in 2019-20 were released in early March, and peg food, seed and industrial use (FSI) at 604.206 million metric tons (mmt) or 22.198 billion bushels (bb). This is an all-time record for FSI use and would be up 1.64% from a year ago. The five-year average for FSI use is 1.24%, which coincidently, is almost the exact world population growth of 1.2%. The 10-year average for FSI use is 1.49%. Regardless of how far back one looks, FSI use tends to average out near global population growth, a reasonable conclusion to draw. However, we aren't interested in averages, considering the coronavirus is producing an environment that is anything but average. A much more pertinent comparison would be the 2010-11 Arab Spring or the 2008-09 financial crisis -- two events that saw countries scrambling for food staples around the globe. From a global perspective, 2010-11 saw global FSI growth of 1.71% while 2011-12 produced growth of 0.89% for an average of 1.3%. The financial crisis saw FSI use of 0.69% in 2008-09 and 2.90% in 2009-10 for an average growth of 1.79%. Global trends can often mask more interesting short-term gyrations, making a look at key stakeholders in the global wheat market worthwhile. For this portion of our investigation, we pulled import data for the five largest wheat importers in the world, but also looked at other major importers in the Middle East as well as the energy-rich nation of Venezuela. One major theme oil-producing nations outside of Russia and the United States have in common is they import copious amounts of wheat. Looking back at our two preferred time periods of 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, 2011-12, we see some very interesting data points. During the financial crisis, Iran and Saudi Arabia saw massive increases in wheat imports, jumping 3,300% and 1,600%, respectively, from 2007-08 to 2008-09. Prior to the financial crisis, Saudi Arabia was not a major wheat importer, but it was also around this time that they made the decision to stop producing wheat domestically. The massive percentage jump owes more to the decision to stop raising the crop than panic buying related to inflation. Still, solid jumps in imports were witnessed by other major importers with 2008-09 growth of 28% for Egypt, 41% for the Philippines, 60% for Turkey and 27% for Jordan. During the Arab Spring, we also saw a sizable jump in imports with Egypt up 9.9%, Iran up 33%, Turkey up 9.7% and Saudi Arabia up 67%. While not directly involved with the Arab Spring, other major wheat importers saw a sizable increase in wheat imports as few countries wanted to be left with an empty cupboard while others panic bought. In 2011-12, Brazilian imports rose 9.64%, the Philippines were up 24.7% and Venezuela rose 14.7%. The United States is front and center on the coronavirus battle and has seen some of the most noticeable panic buying of consumer staples. FSI consumption in the United States is pegged at 1.014 bb in 2019-20, which is almost exactly the five and 10-year average. The Arab Spring obviously didn't have the same effect domestically in the United States as it did in many Middle East countries, and there was no corresponding change to FSI use. Similarly, during the financial crisis, little to no change was seen in FSI use. Despite food and diet fads, food demand for wheat has changed little over the last 10 to 20 years. Exports, however, did see big swings around the two events in question. In 2008-09, exports fell to 1.015 bb from 1.262 bb the year before and sank lower still to 879 million bushels (mb) in 2009-10. However, exports rebounded sharply to 1.291 bb in 2010-11 and 1.051 bb in 2011-12. Pictures of empty store shelves around the United States make for good headlines, but long term, little change is expected for food use either in this marketing year or next. When a surge in buying takes place domestically, millers and bakers usually switch to lower end wheat and flour that can produce utility bread products in a timely manner. The same should be true in the United States around the coronavirus, provided quarantine measures do not drag on longer than expected. Global wheat demand is a much more complicated question, however, as history has shown. During times of panic, major wheat importers have shown a willingness to increase purchases above and beyond traditional growth rates. We think the same will be true this time around, especially as easy monetary policy is employed around the globe, keeping inflationary pressures high. The United States has become known as the "supplier of last resort" in the wheat market, able to step in when other supplies have been exhausted. The U.S. stepping in to play that role this spring and summer could be a big component of wheat continuing its rally. Tregg Cronin can be reached at tmcronin31@gmail.com Follow Tregg Cronin on Twitter @5thWave_tcronin ****************************************************************************** Bread and Flour Demand Rises as Consumers Clear Grocery Store Shelves For the past few weeks, I have noticed a more prevalent absence of flour at big-box and organic food stores. I am amazed at how many U.S. consumers have now became bread makers, when that has been a lost art for years. Even the bread machine craze had died down, as consumers wanted the convenience of buying a loaf of bread without all the mess and time it takes to bake it. Speaking for myself, and likely other consumers, I normally buy flour mainly to bake cookies, maybe a pie or cake and very rarely to make bread. While I love the smell of fresh bread baking, I like the convenience of buying it from my grocer, where I also have a choice of different bread flavors. I was chatting with a woman at my local organic store, and she pointed to the box of yeast packets next to the empty flour shelf. She smiled and said, "It appears some shoppers forgot the main ingredient. I wonder how many people buying up all the flour actually have ever made scratch bread." Another way to look at this is that many consumers are simply going back to basics in this time of crisis, and the milling industry is scrambling to give them a hand. Mike O'Dea, risk management consultant at INTL-FCStone, said one thing about the current strength in the winter wheat market is still this simple fact: "People are buying bread and flour products due to the lockdowns and eating at home." O'Dea noted that hard red winter and soft red winter wheat are seeing a jump in spot demand. Hard red spring wheat, other than for blending or for pizza, is lagging behind. This fresh demand has caused the cash price to rise since the beginning of this month. As of March 25, the DTN National Hard Red Winter Wheat Index has gone up 45 cents since March 2, the DTN National Soft Red Winter Wheat Index has gone up 28 cents and the DTN National Spring Wheat Index has gone up 22 cents. "Bread is a product that does not have a long shelf life, and the millers and bakers are running full time to meet that demand, as it is likely everyone will be eating sandwiches for the next few weeks," O'Dea said. "Talking to one of my flour mills, a baker they supply was making 14 kinds of bread a month ago, and now they are making three. Cheap pan bread and buns/rolls are what the market is looking for and also crackers." If you are wondering what pan bread is, I can tell you that when I started trading wheat to flour mills earlier in my career, I understood it to be a basic bread of flour, yeast, water and salt. I say that because I was told by one of my milling customers to buy the book "Bakers' Bread" by Paul Richards. The customer told me it would enlighten me to the world of flour and every kind of bread there was and help me understand what he did with the wheat I sold him. That book is where I was introduced to the meaning of pan bread. Another interesting fact about pan bread, according to Richards, is that "Pan-baked breads lack the flavor of hearth-baked breads, and that is why the addition of lard and sugar was resorted to to give it flavor." I no longer have my ragged hard copy of the book, but a copy of it is safely tucked away on my Kindle. MILLING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE RESPONDS North American Millers' Association (NAMA), which represents millers of wheat, corn, oats and rye in the U.S. and Canada, said in a news release that it is actively monitoring the growing spread of the coronavirus, both internationally and domestically, and the impacts it will have on consumers and the food supply industry. "We want you to know that our nation's food supply and supply chain, including the flour milling industry, is very strong and grain-millers will continue to work to supply our retail customers and consumers," NAMA stated in its news release. "The NAMA members, along with other food companies, and in collaboration with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, are working to ensure a consistent and reliable flow of safe, nutritious and affordable food, such as flour, to food manufacturers and retail locations throughout the country." James McCarthy, NAMA president and CEO said: "Flour and other grain-based foods are staples and are essential, nutritious parts of the American diet, and millers are taking a comprehensive approach to ensure the consistent delivery of safe, nutritious and affordable flour and flour-based food products to consumers in the U.S. and throughout North America. The milling industry has faced emergencies and natural disasters before, and the milling industry will continue serving our communities each and every day." NAMA made it clear that, even during this pandemic, the U.S. food system continues to adhere to the highest food safety and regulatory standards, which include high levels of sanitation, food safety testing and monitoring in food processing and handling environments. "According to multiple public health agencies around the world, including the CDC, FDA, WHO and EFSA, coronaviruses are primarily spread from person-to-person, NOT via food," NAMA noted in the news release. "NAMA continues to work closely with food safety experts, public health officials, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure the food production system remains safe and consistent." "The health and safety of our member company employees is also a top priority," said NAMA. "Because of the nature of duties performed, most milling production workers do not work in continuous close proximity to one another. The milling industry is following CDC government guidance and taking additional steps to maximize the health and safety of our employees, including, employing social distancing procedures where applicable, providing additional health screening of employees, using additional safety gear and products, including masks, respirators and sanitizers, and increasing in the frequency of cleaning, deep cleaning and the use of anti-viral cleansers." Like me, I am sure you are grateful for the entire food industry keeping our food safe and our grocery store shelves stocked in this time of crisis. In my opinion, that is one thing that can help ease the panic so many people may be feeling right now. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** As Coronavirus Related Closures Continue, 2020 UMR Navigation Season Opens Hope springs eternal. As the coronavirus has taken over our lives, there are still many signs of hope along the way that attempt to bring us back to normal. Two obvious signs are the sunrise and sunset that happen every single day no matter what is going on around us, and remind all of us that life goes on. On March 19, the first day of spring, there was a very welcome sign of hope in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the Mississippi River. St. Paul is where grain shipping starts its path south through the 29 U.S. Lock and Dam system then heads through St. Louis, Missouri, and on to River Delta near New Orleans and into the Gulf of Mexico. With open arms, MV Miss Doris was welcomed as the first tow to reach here to start the 2020 navigation season. It made its trek through Lake Pepin on March 18, the last major barrier for vessels reaching the head of the navigation channel in St. Paul, Minnesota. Located between the Minnesota cities of Red Wing and Wabasha, Lake Pepin is the last part of the river to break up, because the river is wider and subsequently the current is slower there than it is at other reaches of the river, notes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) website. Once a tow can make it through Lake Pepin, it can make it all the way to St. Paul. The average date for the first tow to reach St. Paul is around March 18, but historic flooding and ensuing lock closures downriver kept the start of the 2019 navigation season in the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) in limbo. The first tow didn't make it to St. Paul, Minnesota, until April 24, 2019, when MV Aaron F. Barrett, pushing 12 barges, finally locked through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings on that date. After MV Barrett arrived, St. Paul would not see another tow for more than three weeks because of ongoing flooding closing locks on and off in the Rock Island District, stopping any vessels from coming upriver. While flooding in the northern UMR has not been a major issue yet, recent rains in the Midsouth that moved further north into the Upper Midwest over the past week gave rise to the water levels on middle UMR, noted Tom Russell, Russell Marine Group on March 22, "the St Louis Harbor at Mile 175 on the UMR is near flood stage and will exceed flood stage over the next few days. Tow sizes have been reduced and barge traffic limited to daylight only." The Lower Mississippi River (LMR) from Cairo to New Orleans has been battling high water for nearly three months. "This has been an ongoing pattern since December 2019 that has kept the LMR from Cairo to New Orleans in high water stage. Barge traffic on the Lower Miss is moving with safety zones that reduce the size of tows and some daylight only transit areas in effect," said Russell. DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson noted that the DTN Ag weather forecast keeps periods of rain in store across the Midwest during the next week. "Fieldwork disruption and some flooding is likely. Northern areas have a high prospect of flooding during the coming spring after record precipitation during 2019 and periods of wet weather through the winter of 2019-20. The Delta has additional moderate-to-heavy rainfall indicated during the next five days. Wet conditions have caused significant disruption in fieldwork. Flooding is a major threat due to already-saturated soils ahead of the rain." I paid a visit to the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul over the weekend and there were a few paths along the river that were closed from slight flooding the past few weeks. The river is expected to rise to just under 10 feet by the end of the month. While it looks promising for now in St. Paul, heading downriver there are areas that may have or continue to have some flooding issues. We can only hope we do not see the severe flooding we experienced across the entire Mississippi River System in 2019 that decimated farmland, river towns and stressed the infrastructure of our Locks and Dams and levees. So far, 2020 has not started out the same way 2019 did as far as snowmelt and severe weather, so there is still the hope that while we could see flooding from spring rains, it may be mild compared to 2019. Here is a link to the NOAA March 19 spring flood update: https://www.weather.gov/marfc/WinterSpring_Flood_Outlook Here is a link to the spring flood outlook for the St. Louis Service Area from the weather forecast office St. Louis, Missouri: https://www.weather.gov/lsx/springfloodoutlook Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DTN Weekly Average DDG Price Surges OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) weekly spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was up $14 on average, at $163, for the week ended March 19. Merchandisers noted that, throughout the Midwest, including California, DDG prices have moved up $10 to as high as up $25 this week at plants that are still showing offers. Prices have moved sharply higher as supplies are tight and some plants currently have no offers for spot DDG. Ethanol plants are slowing down due to cheap gasoline and lower cash ethanol prices or for spring maintenance. Cash corn is in the process of retreating because of weaker basis this week as ethanol plants have widened their bids as much as 30 cents recently or, in some cases, pulled bids altogether for the nearby. While cheaper corn is supportive to plants, sharply lower gasoline prices, and in turn very low cash ethanol values, have been rough on margins. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended March 19 was 132.09%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was 51.78%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $6.04, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.63. As DDG prices rise and supplies tighten further, DDG could price itself out of feed rations temporarily and cheaper feed corn could see some fresh demand. In its weekly DDGS export update, the U.S. Grains Council noted, "DDGS merchandisers report that prices are rallying on expected supply tightening heading into Q2. Some in the industry expect the price-supportive impacts to continue into Q3 and Q4 of this year. Spot DDGS prices are up $20 per metric ton (mt) this week, if offers can be obtained, for Barge CIF NOLA values while indications for April FOB Gulf DDGS are up $15/mt. U.S. rail rates are $15-20/mt higher as well, depending on the shipment period. Prices for 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia are up $20/mt for April shipment and $15/mt higher for May." Note: All prices listed below can change at any time and are subject to confirmation from seller. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 3/19/2020 3/12/2020 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $175 $165 $10 Wet $88 $83 $5 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $185 $160 $25 Wet $95 $83 $12 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $0 $0 $0 Indiana Dry $0 $0 $0 Iowa Dry $0 $0 $0 Michigan Dry $0 $0 $0 Minnesota Dry $0 $0 $0 North Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 New York Dry $0 $0 $0 South Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $160 $148 $12 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) LH MARCH Indiana Dry $170 $155 $15 LH MARCH Iowa Dry $160 $145 $15 LH MARCH Michigan Dry $160 $150 $10 LH MARCH Minnesota Dry $160 $141 $19 LH MARCH Missouri Dry $170 $158 $12 LH MARCH Ohio Dry $170 $160 $10 LH MARCH South Dakota Dry $160 $148 $12 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $155 $145 $10 Wet $60 $50 $10 Illinois MARCH Dry $0 $0 $0 Nebraska Dry $155 $145 $10 Wet $55 $45 $10 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $0 $0 $0 Indiana Dry $0 $0 $0 Iowa Dry $0 $0 $0 Michigan Dry $0 $0 $0 Minnesota Dry $0 $0 $0 Nebraska Dry $0 $0 $0 New York Dry $0 $0 $0 North Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 Ohio Dry $0 $0 $0 South Dakota Dry $0 $0 $0 Wisconsin Dry $0 $0 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas Indiana Dry $175 $155 $20 Iowa Dry $145 $140 $5 Minnesota Dry $160 $140 $20 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 Ohio Dry $180 $160 $20 South Dakota Dry $150 $140 $10 California Dry $228 $216 $12 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $241 $228 $13 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $163 $149 $14 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 3/19/2020 $3.4550 $123.39 Soybean Meal 3/19/2020 $314.80 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $163.00 DDG Value Relative to: 3/19 3/12 Corn 132.09% 112.83% Soybean Meal 51.78% 49.90% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $6.04 $5.52 Soybean Meal $6.63 $6.29 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 ****************************************************************************** Trucking Hours of Service Relief Declared During National Emergency When many consumers pay a visit to their local grocery stores, they will likely be staring at aisles of empty shelves. In some areas, it has gone from empty aisles of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, water and cleaning supplies to now empty shelves at some stores of eggs, meat, pasta, rice, flour, butter, milk, and you can expect that list will continue to grow. Many are afraid that if the virus overwhelms the U.S., there may be a lack of supplies at their local grocery store. Now, with the addition of closed schools, school-aged children will be home all day, adding more to the grocery list for some parents. As of right now, there is no reported shortage of food items and other staples, and stores continue to restock. Many chain and warehouse grocery stores continue to get deliveries, but as fast as they stock shelves, consumers clear them off. There are now limits in many stores on things like toilet paper, facial tissue, hand sanitizer and cold relief items, just to name a few. These limits were put in place in an effort to stop the hoarding that has been taking place. On March 13, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak. "This declaration is the first time FMCSA has issued nation-wide relief and follows President Trump issuing of a national emergency declaration in response to the virus," according to the FMCSA website. "Because of the decisive leadership of President Trump and Secretary Chao, this declaration will help America's commercial drivers get these critical goods to impacted areas faster and more efficiently. FMCSA is continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and stands ready to use its authority to protect the health and safety of the American people," said FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen. The FMCSA website notes that the declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts intended to meet immediate needs for: -- Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. -- Supplies and equipment, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants, necessary for healthcare worker, patient and community safety, sanitation, and prevention of COVID-19 spread in communities. -- Food for emergency restocking of stores. -- Equipment, supplies and persons necessary for establishment and management of temporary housing and quarantine facilities related to COVID-19. -- Persons designated by Federal, State or local authorities for transport for medical, isolation or quarantine purposes. -- Personnel to provide medical or other emergency services. FMCSA made it clear that, "To ensure continued safety on the nation's roadways, the emergency declaration stipulates that once a driver has completed his or her delivery, the driver must receive a minimum of 10 hours off duty if transporting property and eight hours if transporting passengers." One thing facing U.S. citizens, besides, of course, concern over the spread of the virus, is what will happen tomorrow or the next day and the fear of the unknown can be very powerful. The cancellations and/or postponements of professional sports, college sports, concerts, airline travel plans, large group gatherings, schools and much more, have added to the chaos caused by the coronavirus. The emergency declaration of the FMCSA is one important step that could hopefully ease some of the anxiety felt by so many people, myself included. Here is a link to FMCSA national emergency declaration: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/emergency-declaration-under-49-cfr-ss-39023- no-2020-002 Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DTN Weekly Average DDG Price Steady OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) weekly spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was steady on average, at $149, for the week ended March 12. The market remains firm given the flat price of corn has dropped nearly 20 cents from one week ago. Spring maintenance is beginning at some plants, which will keep supplies tight in areas where that is happening. There is still no firm proof that China has actually bought U.S. DDGS (distiller's dried grains with solubles) as has been rumored, but it has been reported that DDGS are part of the tariff extensions granted to Chinese buyers as part of the phase-one deal. Remember that since January 2017, the current antidumping duties imposed by China are between 42.2% and 53.7% and anti-subsidy tariff are 11.2% to 12%, both of which were to remain in place for five years. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended March 12 was 112.83%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was 49.90%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.52, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.29. In its weekly DDGS export update, the U.S. Grains Council noted, "Additional export and domestic demand is supporting values and prices are expected to remain firm through Q2 2020. FOB Gulf values are up $4/mt for spot delivery and up $2-3 /mt for April/May shipments. U.S. rail rates are up $4-7/mt on firming demand as well, while 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia are up $5/mt for March shipment and are steady for April/May. Offers for containers CNF Southeast Asia are averaging $263/mt for March shipment and $261/MT for April." ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT CURRENT CHANGE COMPANY STATE 3/12/2020 3/5/2020 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $165 $165 $0 Wet $83 $83 $0 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $160 $160 $0 Wet $83 $83 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $157 $157 $0 Indiana Dry $152 $152 $0 Iowa Dry $145 $145 $0 Michigan Dry $150 $150 $0 Minnesota Dry $140 $140 $0 North Dakota Dry $135 $135 $0 New York Dry $165 $165 $0 South Dakota Dry $138 $138 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $148 $146 $2 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $155 $155 $0 Iowa Dry $145 $140 $5 Michigan Dry $150 $150 $0 Minnesota Dry $141 $140 $1 Missouri Dry $158 $155 $3 Ohio Dry $160 $160 $0 South Dakota Dry $148 $144 $4 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $145 $145 $0 Wet $50 $50 $0 Illinois MARCH Dry $158 $158 $0 Nebraska Dry $145 $145 $0 Wet $45 $45 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $158 $158 $0 Indiana Dry $158 $158 $0 Iowa Dry $143 $143 $0 Michigan Dry $158 $158 $0 Minnesota Dry $143 $143 $0 Nebraska Dry $145 $138 $7 New York Dry $163 $163 $0 North Dakota Dry $148 $148 $0 Ohio Dry $163 $163 $0 South Dakota Dry $143 $143 $0 Wisconsin Dry $146 $146 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas Indiana Dry $155 $155 $0 Iowa Dry $140 $140 $0 Minnesota Dry $140 $140 $0 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 Ohio Dry $160 $160 $0 South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 California Dry $216 $210 $6 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $228 $222 $6 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $149 $149 $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 3/12/2020 $3.6975 $132.05 Soybean Meal 3/12/2020 $298.60 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $149.00 DDG Value Relative to: 3/12 3/5 Corn 112.83% 107.77% Soybean Meal 49.90% 49.27% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $5.52 $5.48 Soybean Meal $6.29 $6.32 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. * CIF (cost, insurance and freight paid by seller) NOLA (New Orleans) * FOB (free on board means buyer pays costs of ocean freight, insurance, unloading, and transportation from originating port) Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Unpopular but Necessary Sign of Spring: Truck Weight Restrictions Load restrictions are put in place to reduce damage to roadways caused by heavy loads at a time of year when highway pavements are most vulnerable. As the frost is leaving the ground during the spring thaw every year, the gravel under the roadbed has high moisture content, which weakens the load carrying capacity of the bituminous (asphalt concrete) road. "Therefore, in order to protect and prolong the service life of the roadways, axle weight restrictions are imposed during the spring thaw every year, when the roadbeds are most susceptible to damage (due to the weakened subgrade)," notes the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) notes on their website, "During this time when some pavements and base materials are at their weakest due to the freezing and thawing cycle occurring, most divisible load multiple trip permits exceeding legal axle weights or 80,000 pounds are suspended. (Divisible load permits authorized by Wis. Stat. ss. 348.27(9m)(a)4. and 348.27(9t) may operate during spring thaw subject to terms of each permit.) During the thaw period, overweight non-divisible multiple trip and single trip permits must stay off highway sections designated as Class II." South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) notes on their website, "It is the Department's position to not implement Spring Load Restrictions any earlier than necessary. The Department monitors the daily high/low temperatures at numerous locations throughout the state. The high/low temperatures are used to calculate accumulated freeze and thaw indexes. Please be aware that this method is only one decision tool the Department uses to determine when to implement and remove load restrictions. The Department still relies heavily on the existing highway conditions and past experience of its field personnel when making the final decision of when to implement and remove load restrictions." Spring load restrictions for counties in Minnesota are based on the Central Frost Zone starting and ending dates determined by MnDot. According to state statute, the weight on any single axle shall not exceed 5 tons on any unpaved street or highway; 10 tons on a paved street or highway unless posted otherwise between the dates set by the transportation commissioner. There are exceptions to spring load restrictions on the interstate according to MnDOT: --- 10-ton limit does not apply to interstates (axle group or GVW). That is, full summer weight is allowed. --- Interstate travel must be through movement only (no starting or stopping off the interstate system). --- All other state highways are 10-ton, unless posted for less. Many states/counties may grant other exemptions, so be sure to check all statutes. Some roadway sections are too weak to withstand even the legal load limit (80,000 pounds) during the seasonal freezing and thawing period. These highway sections have signs posted, indicating the allowable weight limits during the period normally from the second week in March until late April or early May, according to WisDOT. While many farmers are still harvesting their 2019 corn, soybean and sunflower crops, especially in North Dakota, there are no "harvest" permits allowed during the spring load restriction period. North Dakota has a combination harvest/winter (durational) 10% weight exemption permit, which is valid from July 15 through March 7. During harvest season, July 15 through Nov. 30, applicable permit rules apply and during the winter season, Dec. 1 through March 7, or sooner if spring weight limits go into effect. North Dakota permit rules state, "Overweight permits will not be issued during the period of spring road restrictions and on highways with road restrictions other than during the spring thaw, except as provided for in the Road Restriction Permit Policy (Policy 9-17) or unless an emergency has been declared." https://www.nd.gov/ndhp/oversizeoverweight-permit Every state provides information about when spring load restrictions begin, along with specific road postings. Here are links to some of the Upper Midwest DOTs: Information on the MnDOT Seasonal Load limits can be found here: http://dotapp7.dot.state.mn.us/research/seasonal_load_limits/sllindex.asp Information on the NDDOT Seasonal Load limits can be found here: https://www.dot.nd.gov/roadreport/loadlimit/loadlimitinfo.htm Information on the WisDOT Seasonal Load limits can be found here: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/com-drv-vehs/mtr-car-trkr/ssnl-wt-rsrctns/pos tedroads.aspx Information on the SDDOT Seasonal Load limits can be found here: https://dot.sd.gov/travelers/of-interest/spring-load-restrictions Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DTN Weekly Average DDG Price Stronger OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) weekly spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was $1 per ton higher on average, at $148, for the week ended March 5. One merchandiser told DTN supplies may get tight because there has been a pick-up in forward sales. The talk is getting stronger that China has been inquiring about buying U.S. DDGS (distiller's dried grains with solubles), which may become a reality in the next few months given the uptick in prices and the firm feel to the market. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended March 5 was 107.77%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was 49.27%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.48, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.32. In its weekly DDGS export update, the U.S. Grains Council noted, "Barge CIF NOLA values are up $4/metric ton (mt) for March shipment and $2/mt for April while FOB Gulf offers are $1 to $2/mt higher across March, April and May. U.S. rail rates are up $1/mt. Values for 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia are sharply higher this week as export demand is picking up. Spot positions are $3/mt higher on average while April shipment values are $11/mt higher this week. The average price for containers to Southeast Asia hit $258/mt for March and $264/mt for April shipment." Export prices have been strengthening because of the continued high water conditions in the Lower Mississippi River stalling shipments to the Gulf, as well as the container shortages due to the coronavirus. Here is a link to my Monday story about the shortages faced by container shippers: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/blogs/market-matters-blog/blog-post/202 0/03/02/coronavirus-causing-major-headaches . The U.S. Census Bureau said Friday that U.S. exports of DDGS totaled 976,688 mt in January, up from 767,682 mt in December and up 21% from a year ago. Mexico was the top destination in January, taking 17% U.S. exports and followed by South Korea, Indonesia and Turkey. For all of 2019, U.S. exports of DDGS were down 9% from a year ago. * CIF (cost, insurance and freight paid by seller) NOLA (New Orleans) * FOB (free on board means buyer pays costs of ocean freight, insurance, unloading, and transportation from originating port) ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 3/5/2020 2/27/2020 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $165 $164 $1 Wet $83 $82 $1 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $160 $160 $0 Wet $83 $83 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $157 $155 $2 Indiana Dry $152 $150 $2 Iowa Dry $145 $142 $3 Michigan Dry $150 $148 $2 Minnesota Dry $140 $140 $0 North Dakota Dry $135 $132 $3 New York Dry $165 $165 $0 South Dakota Dry $138 $132 $6 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $146 $146 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $155 $155 $0 Iowa Dry $140 $136 $4 Michigan Dry $150 $150 $0 Minnesota Dry $140 $136 $4 Missouri Dry $155 $155 $0 Ohio Dry $160 $160 $0 South Dakota Dry $144 $144 $0 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $145 $145 $0 Wet $50 $50 $0 Illinois MARCH Dry $158 $158 $0 Nebraska Dry $145 $145 $0 Wet $45 $45 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $158 $155 $3 Indiana Dry $158 $155 $3 Iowa Dry $143 $140 $3 Michigan Dry $158 $155 $3 Minnesota Dry $143 $140 $3 Nebraska Dry $138 $135 $3 New York Dry $163 $160 $3 North Dakota Dry $148 $145 $3 Ohio Dry $163 $160 $3 South Dakota Dry $143 $140 $3 Wisconsin Dry $146 $143 $3 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas Indiana Dry $155 $150 $5 Iowa Dry $140 $140 $0 Minnesota Dry $135 $135 $0 Nebraska Dry $135 $135 $0 Ohio Dry $160 $160 $0 South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 California Dry $210 $198 $12 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $222 $212 $10 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $148 $147 $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 3/5/2020 $3.8450 $137.32 Soybean Meal 3/5/2020 $300.40 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $148.00 DDG Value Relative to: 3/5 2/27 Corn 107.77% 112.92% Soybean Meal 49.27% 49.51% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $5.48 $5.44 Soybean Meal $6.32 $6.25 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 ****************************************************************************** Coronavirus Causing Major Headaches for Container Shippers Agricultural shippers, including Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) exporters, are feeling the pinch at overseas destinations and here in the U.S. due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Bruce Abbe, SSGA strategic adviser for trade and transportation. Abbe said exporters of soybeans and specialty agricultural products in the upper Midwest have begun to experience problems getting all of the empty containers they need. "It's blank sailings compounding other blank sailings," Abbe said. "Canceled sailings and staff shortages at shipping lines and warehouses across Asia, especially in China, are limiting the volume of Asian exports to the United States. Spot shortages of containers are surfacing near hubs such as Chicago and Minneapolis." According to the Universal Cargo website, blank sailing is a term that means no sailing or, perhaps more precisely, canceled sailing. A blank sailing could refer to a sailing skipping one specific port (while still traversing the rest of the scheduled route) or the entire sailing being canceled. Abbe told DTN that he has heard some mixed feedback, with one shipper on Feb. 27 telling him that, while it hasn't been that bad in the Twin Cities, they're watching it and are aware of shortages in some places. "One perennial thing for our Identity Preserve (IP) guys is a shortage of 20-foot containers. Therefore, it may be that there are some 40-foot containers available in some locations. But, overall, with the higher blank sailings, equipment shortages are going to happen," Abbe said. I also contacted an IP shipper of soybeans who told me that the shortage is "a horrible mess and very frustrating" and that his company is trying to make the best adjustments possible. Abbe noted in a Feb. 25 story published in the SSGA E-News that member shippers found the impact is indeed beginning to hit exporters in the U.S. "One SSGA freight forwarder member noted that the immediate problem is dealing with all of the blank sailings that keep increasing. Shippers cannot get bookings until April and those may end up getting pushed out even further if there is not a turnaround," said Abbe. "Container shipments are being rolled to later departing ships, and it's a scramble to find a vessel going to the planned destination, with delivery dates an increasing unknown." Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a global business engaged in the shipping and logistics sector, and present in 155 countries, has -- like other container companies -- fallen victim to the effects the coronavirus is having on shipping. I met some of their customer service team at the 2019 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference and learned that MSC offers their services to growers, farmers and producers of agricultural products around the world, along with many other industries. On Feb. 12, the company posted a news release on their website saying that, "Due to the effect of the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese ports are congested and it results notably in a lack of available plugs for reefer (refrigerated) containers. As a matter of fact, MSC cannot secure the discharge of reefers containers at the designated port if power source may not be available. "Consequently, at ports where it is not possible to discharge some or all reefer containers, MSC has no option but to apply clause 19 of our Bill of Lading and Sea Waybill Terms and Conditions. It means that your reefer container(s) may be discharged at an intermediate or alternative port and held there until it is possible to forward them to the designated port of discharge. In case the situation remains unchanged, it may be necessary to abandon the voyage and advise you from where your container(s) may be collected," added MSC. American Shipper reported in a news story on their website on Feb. 17 that the reefer container export trade was among the earliest hard-hit sectors. "Perishables are imported in refrigerated containers or reefers. When they're unloaded at the destination terminal, they must be connected to power via reefer plugs until they're picked up by trucks," noted American Shipper. "Terminals only have so many reefer plugs, and given delays in inland truck transport due to coronavirus restrictions, reefer plugs are now full in several top Chinese ports." Most, if not all, of the product in a reefer container has a shelf life, and delays getting to the destination and unloaded in a timely manner could cause contents to spoil and be destroyed. The trickledown effect is that shippers may pay higher shipping costs and eventually pass that on to the consumer. Worst of all, some of that food being held up may not be getting to people who need it. On a more positive note, Abbe noted in the article that he checked with an SSGA bulk grain member exporter and found that the large bulk vessel grain and soy shipments appear to have not yet been hit with cancelled sailings and diversions. Abbe said that, right now, SSGA member shippers and their logistics providers are doing their best to find workarounds to serve their customers. "Visibility, particularly on estimated times of arrival, is a hard item to come by at the moment. It's a critical time for SSGA shippers to make extra effort to maintain close communication with customers and supply chain service partners," concluded Abbe. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ******************************************************************************

DTN Midday Grain Comments 03/27 10:57 Wheat Higher at Midday Corn is 1 to 3 cents lower, soybeans are 3 to 5 cents lower, and wheat is 3 to 9 cents higher. By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst General Comments The U.S. stock market is weaker with the Dow down 770 points as active trade continues. The dollar index is 10 points lower. Interest rate products are mostly higher. Energies are mostly lower with crude 1.10 lower. Livestock trade is sharply lower. Precious metals are weaker with gold down 25.00. CORN Corn trade is 1 to 3 cents lower at midday with rangebound action continuing heading towards the weekend. Ethanol margins remain very poor, with more plants shutting down, with ethanol still trade at 45-50 cent premium to unleaded as demand collapses. Corn basis will likely continue to see pressure except for export oriented locations. Rains have worked across much of the Corn Belt short term to slow early field work with the extended forecast looking drier. More corn hit the export wire with 114,048 metric tons sold to unknown. On the May contract support is the lower Bollinger band at $3.28, and resistance the 20-day at $3.57. SOYBEANS Soybean trade is 3 to 5 cents lower at midday with the overnight highs fading once again. Meal is $1.00 to $2.00 lower and oil is 10 to 20 points higher. South America is continuing to harvest with port disruptions this biggest concern at the moment with talks of strikes in Argentina as well, while the Brazilian ral has gained a little vs. the dollar this week. New crop soybeans will need to gain vs. corn to provide an acreage incentive with the price ratio now at 2.4 or so. The daily wire showed 163,290 metric tons old to Mexico. The May soybean chart support is the 20-day at 8.71, and the recent high at $8.97 as resistance. WHEAT Wheat trade is 3 to 9 cents higher at midday with trade finding buying again overnight after the pullback yesterday, as Kansas City trade tries to consolidate above $4.90. Weather threats remain limited for now. Russia continues to review export policies for the short term as well. Kansas City is at a 77-cent discount to Chicago on the May with choppy trade continuing, while Minneapolis is minus 39 with wider action continuing. World export business has shifted towards Asia short term. The May Kansas City chart support is the old high at $4.93, and resistance the January high at $5.05. 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 (AG) Copyright 2020 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.

DTN Early Word Grains 03/27 05:59 Grains Mixed to Stronger to Finish Week May corn is down 1 3/4 cents per bushel, May soybeans are up 7 cents, and May KC wheat is up 5 1/2 cents. By Tregg Cronin DTN Contributing Analyst 6:00 a.m. CME Globex: May corn is down 1 3/4 cents per bushel, May soybeans are up 7 cents, and May KC wheat is up 5 1/2 cents. CME Globex Recap: Stock markets are weaker overnight, looking to end the three-day winning streak in the United States despite expectations the $2 trillion rescue bill will be signed in the House of Representatives later Friday and signed by President Trump. The market could be a bit nervous about the prospect of the bill needing to be passed by a unanimous voice consent since the chamber is on recess. If a single House member objects to a unanimous voice consent, then Speaker Pelosi will have to call all members back to Washington for a vote which could delay a vote by 1-2 days. In other news, President Trump and President Xi of China spoke by telephone early Friday morning with the call described as "very good" by President Trump. Grains are mixed overnight with stronger soy and wheat prices while corn trades weaker. Price action in wheat and beans remains encouraging while corn traders feel as though they are waiting for the other shoe to drop with regard to ethanol production. All markets are gearing up for the March 31 USDA reports taking the focus off financial markets and coronavirus for at least the day. OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1,351.62 at 22,552.17 and the S&P 500 up 154.51 at 2,475.56 while the 10-Year Treasury yield ended at 0.811%. Early Friday, the June DJIA futures are down 455 points. Asian markets are higher with Japan's Nikkei 225 up 724.83 (3.88%) and China's Shanghai Composite up 7.29 points (0.26%). European markets are lower with London's FTSE 100 down 227.77 points (-3.79%), Germany's DAX down 174.51 points (-1.74%) and France's CAC 40 down 131.25 points (-2.89%). The June Euro is down 0.004 at 1.100 and the June U.S. dollar index is up 0.202 at 99.655. The June 30-Year T-Bond is up 25/32nds, while April gold is down $25.70 at $1,625.50 and May crude oil is up $0.07 at $22.67. Soybeans on China's Dalian Exchange were up 2.8% while soybean meal was up 0.93%.

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