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GRAIN BELT WX ROUNDUP Ohio Morning Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Cleveland Ohio 830 AM EDT Wed Apr 24 2019 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 0424 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 : 69 / 37 / 0.00 / NA / NA DFI: Defiance Mem Apt : 68 / 36 / 0.00 / NA / NA FDY: Findlay Apt : 71 / 38 / 0.00 / NA / NA TDZ: Toledo Executive Apt: 72 / 41 / 0.00 / NA / NA TOL: Toledo Express Apt : 71 / 41 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : ---NORTHEAST OHIO--- CLE: Cleveland Hopkins : 73 / 40 / 0.06 / 0.0 / 0 BKL: Burke Lakefront Apt : 73 / 44 / 0.02 / NA / NA LPR: Lorain / Elyria Apt : 72 / 37 / 0.01 / NA / NA HZY: Northeast Ohio Apt : 71 / 42 / 0.14 / NA / NA CAK: Akron-Canton Apt : 74 / 40 / T / 0.0 / 0 AKR: Akron Fulton Apt : 74 / 41 / 0.03 / NA / NA BJJ: Wooster/Wayne Co Apt: 72 / 37 / 0.00 / NA / NA MFD: Mansfield Lahm Apt : 71 / 38 / T / 0.0 / 0 YNG: Youngstown Apt : 72 / 44 / 0.09 / 0.0 / 0 : ---SOUTHWEST OHIO--- LUK: Cincy Lunken Apt : 79 / 50 / 0.00 / NA / NA CVG: Cincy N. Kentucky : 77 / 50 / 0.00 / M / M HAO: Hamilton : 77 / 44 / 0.00 / NA / NA DAY: Dayton Apt : 74 / 43 / 0.00 / M / M MGY: Wright Bros Apt : 76 / 43 / 0.00 / NA / NA ILN: Wilmington : 75 / 43 / 0.00 / NA / NA : ---CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OHIO--- CMH: John Glenn APT : 75 / 42 / 0.00 / M / M OSU: OSU Apt : 73 / 39 / 0.00 / NA / NA VTA: Newark : 76 / 39 / 0.00 / NA / NA MNN: Marion Apt : 72 / 39 / 0.00 / NA / NA LHQ: Lancaster : 75 / 38 / 0.00 / NA / NA ZZV: Zanesville Apt : 77 / 44 / 0.00 / NA / NA PHD: New Philadelphia : 75 / 41 / 0.00 / 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 $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Indiana National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 845 AM EDT Wed Apr 24 2019 Values represent yesterday's high and low temperatures over the last 12 hours, 24-hour precipitation ending at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT, and snow depth at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT. .BR IND 0424 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Indiana Temperature and Precipitation Stations :................................................................ : Station Max / Min / 24-Hr / Snow / Snow : Name Temp/ Temp/ Precip / Fall / Depth :................................................................ : : EVV : Evansville : 79 / 54 / 0.02 / M / M FWA : Fort Wayne ASOS : 65 / 37 / 0.00 / M / 0 IND : Indianapolis : 68 / 47 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SBN : South Bend ASOS : 66 / 32 / 0.00 / M / M : :Automated Surface Observation Stations/Unofficial Data BMG : Bloomington : 73 / 52 / T / M / M EYE : Eagle Creek Arpt : 66 / 45 / 0.00 / M / M GSH : Goshen ASOS : 66 / 33 / T / M / M LAF : Lafayette : 66 / 38 / T / M / M MIE : Muncie : 69 / 40 / 0.00 / M / M IWX : Northern Indiana : 65 / 36 / T / M / M GEZ : Shelbyville : 73 / 47 / 0.00 / M / M HUF : Terre Haute : 67 / 49 / T / M / M VPZ : Valparaiso : 67 / 35 / 0.00 / M / M : :U.S. Climate Reference Network/Non-Commissioned Site/Unofficial Data FPCI3: Oolitic 2.6 WSW : 74 / 51 / 0.03 / M / M : :Unavailable parameters are indicated by M. .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by NCEI. Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the National Centers for Environmental Information /NCEI/ - www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Michigan Temperature and Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Gaylord MI 916 AM EDT Wed Apr 24 2019 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 0424 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :............................................................. : MAX MIN 24 HOUR :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PRECIP :............................................................. :-- Upper Peninsula Stations -- CMX : Houghton County Airpor : 51 / 34 / 0.00 P59 : Copper Harbor : 46 / 30 / 0.00 IMT : Iron Mountain Airport : 60 / 30 / 0.00 MQT : NWS Marquette : 47 / 27 / 0.00 SAW : Gwinn : 48 / 27 / M IWD : Ironwood Airport : 56 / 40 / M ESC : Escanaba : 54 / 27 / M MNM : Menominee : 61 / 30 / M ERY : Newberry : 46 / 28 / M ANJ : Sault Ste Marie : 50 / 31 / 0.01 :-- Northern Lower Peninsula Stations -- PLN : Pellston : 47 / 24 / 0.00 TVC : Traverse City : 50 / 30 / 0.00 GLR : Gaylord : 50 / 28 / 0.01 APN : Alpena : 58 / 33 / 0.03 HTL : Houghton Lake : 61 / 29 / 0.02 :-- Southwest Lower Peninsula Stations -- GRR : Grand Rapids : 67 / 35 / T LAN : LANSING : 66 / 36 / T MKG : Muskegon : 72 / 30 / 0.00 AZO : Kalamazoo : 65 / 33 / 0.00 BTL : Battle Creek : 64 / 32 / 0.00 BIV : Holland : 68 / 31 / 0.00 JXN : Jackson : 64 / 32 / 0.00 BEH : BENTON HARBOR : 67 / 31 / 0.00 :-- Southeast Lower Peninsula Stations -- ADG : Adrian - ASOS : 67 / 36 / 0.00 DET : Detroit City - ASOS : 71 / 39 / 0.00 DTW : Detroit Metro - Asos : 71 / 38 / 0.00 FNT : Flint - ASOS : 63 / 35 / 0.00 PTK : Pontiac - Asos : 67 / 37 / 0.00 MBS : Saginaw - ASOS : 63 / 35 / 0.03 WHK : White Lake : 64 / 32 / 0.00 .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 842 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 .BR MKE 0424 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: 58 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MSN : Madison ASOS: 65 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 FLD : Fond Du Lac ASOS: 64 / 36 / 0.00 / M / M SBM : Sheboygan ASOS: 63 / 32 / 0.00 / M / M ENW : Kenosha ASOS: 65 / 34 / 0.00 / M / M RAC : Racine ASOS: 59 / 34 / 0.00 / M / M LNR : Lone Rock ASOS: 67 / 38 / 0.00 / M / M DLL : Baraboo/Dells AWOS: 65 / 36 / M / M / M C35 : Reedsburg AWOS: 64 / 36 / M / M / M MRJ : Mineral Point AWOS: 68 / 45 / M / M / M C29 : Middleton-5 NW AWOS: 65 / 39 / M / M / M JVL : Janesville AWOS: 66 / 41 / M / M / M EFT : Monroe AWOS: 65 / 43 / M / M / M RYV : Watertown AWOS: 64 / 38 / M / M / M UNU : Juneau AWOS: 64 / 38 / M / M / M UES : Waukesha AWOS: 61 / 34 / M / M / M ETB : West Bend AWOS: 61 / 32 / M / M / M BUU : Burlington AWOS: M / M / M / M / M MWC : Milw.-Timmerman AWOS: 63 / 34 / M / M / M .End .BR MKE 0424 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-COOP : DH0700/ 65 / 40 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 ALLW3: Allenton-WWTP-COOP : DH0735/ / / 0.01 / 0.0 / 0 ARLW3: Arlington-UW Farm-COOP: DH0800/ 65 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BABW3: Baraboo-WWTP-COOP : DH0635/ 67 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BLGW3: Belgium-1 NW-WWTP-COOP: DH0700/ 60 / 33 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BLTW3: Beloit-College-COOP : DH0537/ 61 / M / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BLNW3: Berlin-2 N-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 66 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BBDW3: Big Bend-UCOOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BROW3: Brodhead-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 66 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BGTW3: Burlington-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 64 / 35 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CUSW3: Columbus-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 DARW3: Darlington-WWTP-COOP : DH0630/ 65 / 35 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 FATW3: Ft. Atkins.-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 64 / 41 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 FCDW3: Fond Du Lac-2 SW-COOP : DH0700/ 64 / 40 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GERW3: Germantown-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 62 / 33 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GATW3: Grafton-1 S-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 61 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 HARW3: Hartford-WWTP-COOP : DH0630/ 62 / 38 / 0.00 / / HORW3: Horicon-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 64 / 37 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 JFNW3: Jefferson-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 64 / 40 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 LGEW3: Lake Geneva-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 LKMW3: Lake Mills-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 64 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 LODW3: Lodi-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 67 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CHMW3: Madison-Charmany-COOP : DHM / / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 RKNW3: Markesan-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 68 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MWC : Milw.-Timmerman-COOP : DH0700/ 73 / 37 / / / MTLW3: Montello-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 66 / 37 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MONW3: Monroe-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 64 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MRBW3: Mt. Horeb-1S-WWTP-COOP: DH0700/ / / 0.00 / / OCOW3: Oconomowoc-W-WWTP-COOP: DH0700/ 65 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 ONCW3: Oconomowoc-South-UCOOP: DH0749/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GIBW3: Oostburg-N-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 PORW3: Portage-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 65 / 41 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 RCHW3: Richfield/Colgate-COOP: DH0600/ 65 / 32 / 0.00 / / RCNW3: Racine-Lake-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 52 / 40 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 RBGW3: Reedsburg-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 66 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SAVW3: Saukville-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 60 / 32 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 COSW3: Sheboygan-4S-WWTP-COOP: DH0800/ 55 / 33 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SEEW3: So. Mke-WWTP-Lake-COOP: DH0700/ 55 / 39 / 0.00 / / SLRW3: Slinger-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 61 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 STOW3: Stoughton-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 65 / 40 / 0.00 / / TAHW3: Taycheedah-UCOOP : DH0630/ 62 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 UGRW3: Union Grove-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 62 / 31 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WATW3: Watertown-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 64 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WTBW3: West Bend-Water-COOP : DH0500/ 62 / 33 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WSTW3: West Bend-NE-Fire-COOP: DH0700/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WHTW3: Whitewater-WWTP-COOP : DH0724/ 63 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 .End .BR MKE 0424 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/ 69 / 40 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MKX: Sullivan-3 SE-NWS : DH0000/ 63 / 43 / 0.05 / 0.0 / 0 FDCW3: Fond Du Lac-COOP : DH0000/ 64 / 42 / 0.43 / 0.0 / 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 : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WLF05: Lafayette Benton : 0.02 / / WCB04: Columbia Portage-6 SW : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WCB11: Columbia Poynette-7 NW : 0.00 / 0.0 / WDA39: Dane Madison-4 W : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WDA46: Dane Madison-6.4 W : 0.00 / / WDA31: Dane Deerfield-1 N : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WJF13: Jefferson Ft. Atkinson-SE : 0.00 / / WJF10: Jefferson Palmyra-2 N : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WGN05: Green Monticello-2 SE : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WRK15: Rock Beloit-1 SE : 0.00 / 0.0 / WWS04: Washington Kewaskum-2 NW : 0.00 / 0.0 / WWS22: Washington Jackson-3 SE : 0.00 / 0.0 / WWK54: Waukesha Waukesha-1.6 NW : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WOZ16: Ozaukee Grafton-SE : 0.00 / 0.0 / WWK34: Waukesha Eagleville : 0.00 / / WWK47: Waukesha New Berlin-2 NW : 0.00 / 0.0 / WWK35: Waukesha New Berlin-1 SE : 0.00 / / WWK16: Waukesha Muskego-1 W : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WMW43: Milwaukee Brown Deer-1 NW : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WMW14: Milwaukee Milwaukee-4 NW : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WMW23: Milwaukee Greendale-1 NE : 0.00 / 0.0 / WWW01: Walworth East Troy-3 NE : 0.00 / 0.0 / WWW12: Walworth Elkhorn-SE : 0.00 / 0.0 / WRC03: Racine Racine-2 SW : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WKN06: Kenosha Kenosha-2 S : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WKN18: Kenosha Twin Lakes-WWTP : 0.00 / 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 $$ Maximum/Minimum Temperature and Precipitation Table National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 733 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 High temperature yesterday Low temperature last 12 hours Precipitation last 24 hours .BR LOT 0424 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :ID Location High Low Pcpn ORD : Chicago-O'Hare : 65 / 42 / 0.00 CNII2: Chi-Northerly Isle : 67 / 43 / MDW : Chicago-Midway : 66 / 45 / 0.00 LOTI2: NWS Romeoville : 64 / 40 / 0.00 RFD : Rockford : 67 / 43 / 0.00 DPA : DuPage Airport : 65 / 39 / 0.00 UGN : Waukegan : 66 / 33 / 0.00 ARR : Aurora Airport : 63 / 38 / 0.00 PWK : Wheeling : 68 / 41 / 0.00 MLI : Moline : 66 / 43 / 0.00 BMI : Bloomington : 63 / 46 / T CMI : Champaign : 62 / 46 / 0.00 DEC : Decatur : 63 / 49 / 0.00 LWV : Lawrenceville : 73 / 54 / T ILX : NWS Lincoln : 66 / 48 / 0.00 MTO : Mattoon : 67 / 50 / T PIA : Peoria : 60 / 49 / 0.00 SPI : Springfield : 65 / 52 / T CPS : Cahokia : 70 / 56 / 0.31 UIN : Quincy : 58 / 53 / 0.05 MDH : Carbondale : 76 / 55 / 0.12 .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. $$ Max/Min Temperature And Precipitation Table For Missouri National Weather Service St Louis MO 732 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 12 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6 AM CST/7 AM CDT .BR LSX 0424 CS DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ :............................................................... : Station | Max | Min | 24-hr | Snow | Snow | : Name | Tmp | Tmp | Precip | Fall | Depth | :............................................................... : CGI : Cape Girardeau : 80 / 57 / 0.00 / / CDJ : Chillicothe : 58 / 52 / 0.01 / / COU : Columbia : 62 / 55 / 0.14 / 0.0 / 0 FAM : Farmington : M / M / M / / JEF : Jefferson City : 64 / 56 / 0.47 / / JLN : Joplin : 66 / 54 / 0.41 / / MCI : Kansas City Intl : 56 / 50 / T / 0.0 / 0 MKC : Kansas City Dwtn : 57 / 54 / T / / IRK : Kirksville : 56 / 51 / 0.02 / / AIZ : Osage Beach : 68 / 55 / 0.58 / / POF : Poplar Bluff : 79 / 56 / 0.00 / / STJ : St. Joseph : 57 / 49 / 0.02 / / DMO : Sedalia : 57 / 51 / 0.04 / / SUS : Chesterfield : 71 / 58 / 0.67 / / SGF : Springfield : 69 / 56 / 0.29 / 0.0 / 0 SET : St Charles : 72 / 56 / 0.24 / / STL : St. Louis : 73 / 56 / 0.55 / 0.0 / 0 VIH : Rolla/Vichy : 67 / 55 / 0.92 / / UNO : West Plains : 79 / 59 / 0.00 / / .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information. (NCEI) Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified data can be accessed at www.ncei.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Central Iowa National Weather Service Des Moines IA 729 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 .BR DMX 0424 C DH01/DC1904240728/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 : 59 / 47 / 0.02 / / AMW : Ames ASOS : 67 / 37 / 0.00 / / DSM : Des Moines ASOS : 67 / 44 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 DMX : NWS Johnston* : 66 / 44 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MIW : Marshalltown ASOS : 67 / 37 / 0.00 / / EST : Estherville ASOS : 64 / 36 / 0.00 / / FOD : Fort Dodge AWOS : 67 / 36 / 0.00 / / MCW : Mason City ASOS : 67 / 35 / 0.00 / / MSCI4: Mason City* : M / M / M / M / M ALO : Waterloo ASOS : 67 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OTM : Ottumwa ASOS : 64 / 44 / 0.01 / / : :* Cooperative weather observation site : : : Other Automated Locations : : ...North Central Iowa... AXA : Algona AWOS : 66 / 41 / 0.00 / / CAV : Clarion AWOS : 66 / 43 / 0.00 / / FXY : Forest City AWOS : 64 / 37 / 0.00 / / HPT : Hampton AWOS : 64 / 37 / 0.00 / / : : ...West Central Iowa... ADU : Audubon AWOS : 66 / 34 / 0.00 / / CIN : Carroll AWOS : M / 36 / 0.00 / / DNS : Denison AWOS : 68 / 34 / 0.00 / / : : ...Central Iowa... IKV : Ankeny AWOS : 66 / 37 / 0.00 / / BNW : Boone AWOS : 66 / 39 / 0.00 / / GGI : Grinnell AWOS : 66 / 41 / 0.00 / / IFA : Iowa Falls AWOS : 66 / 39 / 0.00 / / TNU : Newton AWOS : 66 / 41 / 0.00 / / PRO : Perry AWOS : 68 / 39 / 0.00 / / NSSI4: Prairie City/NS NWR: 68 / 39 / 0.00 / / EBS : Webster City AWOS : 66 / 39 / 0.00 / / : : ...Southwestern Iowa... AIO : Atlantic AWOS : 66 / 36 / 0.00 / / : : ...South Central Iowa... TVK : Centerville AWOS : 57 / 48 / 0.03 / / CNC : Chariton AWOS : 63 / 46 / 0.00 / / CSQ : Creston AWOS : 63 / 41 / 0.00 / / OXV : Knoxville AWOS : 64 / 45 / 0.00 / / SSFI4: Lucas/Stephens SF : 64 / 44 / 0.00 / / I75 : Osceola AWOS : 63 / 44 / 0.00 / / PEA : Pella AWOS : 67 / 42 / 0.00 / / : : ...Southeastern Iowa... OOA : Oskaloosa AWOS : 64 / 44 / 0.00 / / : .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 . $$ State Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Bismarck ND 744 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 .BR BIS 0424 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : :VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAY'S HIGHS...LOWS OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS :AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7 AM CDT. :ASOS SITES ARE AUTOMATED AND MAY UNDER-ESTIMATE WINTER PRECIP. : :CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS :................................................................ : STATION MAX / MIN / 24-HR / SNOW / SNOW : NAME TEMP/ TEMP / PRECIP / FALL / DEPTH :................................................................ : : CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 0424 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ BIS : Bismarck ASOS : 77 / 42 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 JMS : Jamestown FAA : 73 / 42 / 0.00 / M / M MOT : Minot FAA : 74 / 47 / 0.00 / M / M ISN : Williston WSO : 74 / 41 / T / M / M N60 : Garrison ASOS : 72 / 38 / 0.01 / M / M MIB : Minot Air Force Bas: 74 / 42 / T / M / M GFK : ASOS @ Grand Forks : 68 / 42 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 FAR : ASOS @ Fargo Airpor: 70 / 50 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 RDR : ASOS @ Grand Forks : 68 / 46 / 0.00 / M / M DVL : AWOS @ Devils Lake : 66 / 37 / T / M / M .END : MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 0424 M DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ DIK : Dickinson Theodore : 73 / 47 / 0.00 / M / M HEI : Hettinger ASOS : 72 / 42 / 0.00 / M / M .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Center for Environmental Information /NCEI/. Therefore these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table For SD National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD 740 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR FSD 0424 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 : 74 / 44 / 0.00/ M/ M BKX : Brookings : 65 / 44 / 0.00/ M/ M 9V9 : Chamberlain : 74 / 52 / 0.00/ M/ M HON : Huron Airport : 70 / 49 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 MDS : Madison AWOS : 63 / 43 / 0.00/ M/ M MHE : Mitchell ASOS : 69 / 46 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 MBG : Mobridge AP : 76 / 49 / 0.00/ M/ M PIR : Pierre Regional A: 76 / 49 / 0.00/ M/ M FSD : Sioux Falls Airpo: 66 / 45 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 8D3 : Sisseton AP : 69 / 53 / 0.00/ M/ M ATY : Watertown Regiona: 67 / 47 / 0.00/ M/ M ICR : Winner AP : 74 / 51 / 0.00/ M/ M YKN : Yankton AWOS : 66 / 42 / 0.00/ M/ M .End : : Locations in Mountain Time Zone... : : MAX MIN SNOW SNOW :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PCPN FALL DEPTH : 2WX : Buffalo : 74 / 49 / 0.00/ M/ M CUT : Custer AP : 66 / 45 / 0.00/ M/ M D07 : Faith AP : 71 / 53 / 0.00/ M/ M PHP : Philip AP : 74 / 43 / 0.00/ M/ M IEN : Pine Ridge AP : 72 / 43 / 0.00/ M/ M UNRS2: Rapid City NWS : 72 / 56 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 RAP : Rapid City AP : 72 / 49 / 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 729 AM CDT WED APR 24 2019 : 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 0424 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Snow Snow : Station Max / Min / Pcpn / Fall / Depth : ANW : Ainsworth Airport : 69 / 43 / 0.00 / / BVN : Albion Airport : 66 / 36 / 0.00 / / AIA : Alliance : 69 / 41 / 0.00 / / AUH : Aurora Aiport : 67 / 37 / 0.00 / / BIE : Beatrice Airport : 67 / 41 / 0.00 / / BTA : Blair Airport : 70 / 45 / 0.00 / / BBW : Broken Bow Airport: 66 / 34 / 0.00 / / CDR : Chadron : 72 / 46 / 0.00 / / OLU : Columbus Airport : 66 / 36 / 0.00 / / FNB : Falls City Airport: 60 / 47 / T / / FET : Fremont Airport : 69 / 41 / 0.00 / / GRN : Gordon Airport : 70 / 48 / 0.00 / / GRI : Grand Island Arpt : 68 / 40 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 HSI : Hastings Airport : 68 / 39 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 HJH : Hebron Airport : 67 / 37 / 0.00 / / HDE : Holdrege Airport : 65 / 39 / 0.00 / / IML : Imperial Airport : 68 / 34 / 0.00 / / EAR : Kearney Airport : 67 / 36 / 0.00 / / IBM : Kimball Airport : 67 / 38 / 0.00 / / LXN : Lexington Airport : 66 / 35 / 0.00 / / LNK : Lincoln Airport : 69 / 36 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MCK : McCook Airport : 68 / 35 / 0.00 / / AFK : Nebraska City Arpt: 66 / 43 / 0.00 / / OFK : Norfolk Airport : 67 / 37 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 LBF : North Platte Arpt : 69 / 34 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OFF : Offutt AFB : 70 / 48 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OGA : Ogallala Airport : 70 / 35 / 0.00 / / OMA : Omaha/Eppley : 71 / 45 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MLE : Omaha/Millard : 70 / 44 / 0.00 / / ONL : O'Neill Airport : 66 / 42 / 0.00 / / ODX : Ord Airport : 67 / 34 / 0.00 / / PMV : Plattsmouth Arpt : 69 / 44 / 0.00 / / BFF : Scottsbluff : 72 / 39 / 0.00 / / SNY : Sidney : 66 / 37 / 0.00 / / TQE : Tekamah Airport : 70 / 36 / 0.00 / / TIF : Thedford Airport : 70 / 38 / 0.00 / / VTN : Valentine Airport : 74 / 46 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OAX : Valley NWS Office : 69 / 45 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 AHQ : Wahoo Airport : 69 / 35 / 0.00 / / LCG : Wayne Airport : 66 / 33 / 0.00 / / JYR : York Airport : 66 / 36 / 0.00 / / : State Temperature Extremes : : 74 degrees at Valentine Airport : 33 degrees at Wayne Airport : .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 North Central...Northeast and East Central Kansas National Weather Service Topeka KS 732 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 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 0424 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 : 57 / 51 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CNK : Concordia Airport : 64 / 41 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 .END .BR TOP 0424 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : : ***Other Automated First Order Stations*** : : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn FOE : Topeka Forbes Field : 55 / 50 / 0.01 LWC : Lawrence Airport : 56 / 51 / 0.01 MHK : Manhattan Airport : 56 / 50 / 0.07 EMP : Emporia Airport : 54 / 49 / 0.09 .END ***Other Automated Stations*** : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn MYZ : Marysville Airport : 59 / 41 / M OWI : Ottawa Municipal Airport : 61 / 52 / .END .BR TOP 0424 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 BLYK1: Baileyville : DH0700 / 59 / 46 / 0.00 / M / M BLVK1: Belleville : DH0700 / 63 / 38 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CCRK1: Clay Center : DH0700 / 60 / 46 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CONK1: Concordia 1W : DH0700 / 61 / 43 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OTTK1: Ottawa : DH0700 / 54 / 51 / 0.14 / M / M BRPK1: Blue Rapids : DH0700 / / / 0.00 / M / M FRVK1: Fairview : DH0700 / / / 0.16 / 0.0 / 0 GOFK1: Goff 3WSW : DH0700 / / / 0.21 / M / M GRDK1: Gridley : DH0700 / / / 0.34 / 0.0 / 0 HOYK1: Hoyt : DH0700 / / / 0.00 / M / M WPHK1: Westphalia 5N : DH0700 / / / 0.15 / 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. $$ Colorado Temperature And Precipitation Table National Weather Service Pueblo CO 628 AM MDT Wed Apr 24 2019 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 18 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6AM MDT Snow depth at 6AM MDT .B DEN 190424 M DH06/TX/TN/PP/SD : ...Colorado... : Snow : High Low Pcpn Depth AKO : Akron : 66 / 43 / 0.00 / M ALS : Alamosa : 49 / 31 / 0.01 / 0 ASE : Aspen : 64 / 31 / 0.00 / M ITR : Burlington : 67 / 37 / 0.00 / M APA : Centennial Arpt : 66 / 41 / 0.00 / M COS : Colorado Springs : 61 / 39 / 0.00 / 0 CEZ : Cortez : 64 / 33 / T / M CAG : Craig : 66 / 35 / 0.00 / M DEN : Denver Intl Arpt : 64 / 45 / 0.00 / M DRO : Durango : 53 / 31 / 0.01 / M EGE : Eagle : 68 / 34 / M / M FNL : Ft Collins Arpt : 66 / 41 / 0.00 / M GJT : Grand Junction : 74 / 43 / 0.00 / 0 GXY : Greeley Airport : 69 / 39 / 0.00 / M GUC : Gunnison : 64 / 28 / M / M HDN : Hayden : 63 / 41 / M / M LHX : La Junta : 62 / 35 / 0.00 / M LAA : Lamar : 60 / 29 / 0.00 / M LXV : Leadville : 52 / 25 / 0.01 / M LIC : Limon : 63 / 31 / 0.00 / M EEO : Meeker : 65 / 37 / 0.00 / M MTJ : Montrose : 70 / 40 / 0.00 / M PUB : Pueblo : 63 / 36 / 0.00 / 0 RIL : Rifle : 72 / 39 / 0.00 / M SPD : Springfield : 51 / 31 / 0.06 / M TEX : Telluride : 50 / 34 / M / M TAD : Trinidad : 48 / 38 / 0.18 / M .END From the above reports The highest temperature in Colorado yesterday was 74 degrees in Grand Junction. The lowest temperature in Colorado during the past 12 hours was 25 degrees in Leadville. $$ OKLAHOMA TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 720 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 HIGH TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY LOW TEMPERATURE PAST 12 HOURS 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 7 AM CDT .BR OUN 0424 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : : HIGH LOW PCPN : :...WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS... LTS : ALTUS AFB : 64 / 52 / .53 CSM : CLINTON : 58 / 47 / .12 FDR : FREDERICK : 68 / 55 / .49 GAG : GAGE : 67 / 42 / 0 GUY : GUYMON : 55 / 37 / .02 HBR : HOBART : 62 / M / M FSI : LAWTON/FORT SILL : 67 / 56 / .42 LAW : LAWTON/AIRPORT : 70 / 58 / .37 SPS : WICHITA FALLS : 70 / 57 / .65 : :...NORTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... END : ENID/VANCE AFB : M / 47 / M GOK : GUTHRIE : 64 / 55 / M OKC : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILL ROGERS : 63 / 54 / .35 PWA : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILEY POST : 65 / 56 / .24 TIK : OKLAHOMA CITY/TINKER AFB : 62 / 54 / .49 PNC : PONCA CITY : 61 / 54 / .47 SWO : STILLWATER : 65 / 56 / 1.21 : :...EASTERN OKLAHOMA... BVO : BARTLESVILLE : 63 / 54 / 1.02 MKO : MUSKOGEE : 79 / 57 / .26 TUL : TULSA/INTL AIRPORT : 68 / 55 / .06 RVS : TULSA/JONES AIRPORT : 69 / 56 / .17 .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 726 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019 Data Through 7AM CDT Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 Hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR LUB 0424 C DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : :ID LOCATION HIGH LOW PCPN : 24HR :...NORTH TEXAS... ABI :Abilene ASOS : 76 / 59 / 2.64 GKY :Arlington : 75 / 61 / 1.84 CRS :Corsicana : 79 / 61 / 0.32 DAL :Dallas Love Field : 76 / 62 / 3.55 DFW :DFW Airport : 75 / 60 / 3.22 DTO :Denton : 75 / 60 / 1.27 AFW :Fort Worth Alliance : 77 / 62 / 2.40 FTW :Fort Worth Meacham : 75 / 59 / 3.13 GGG :Longview : 79 / 63 / T LFK :Lufkin : 74 / 60 / 0 TKI :McKinney : 74 / 61 / 1.87 MWL :Mineral Wells : 74 / 59 / 3.23 PRX :Paris : 79 / 62 / 0.52 TPL :Temple : 76 / 58 / 0.40 TRL :Terrell : 76 / 61 / 0.98 TYR :Tyler : 80 / 65 / 0 ACT :Waco : 77 / 60 / 0.29 SPS :Wichita Falls : 70 / 57 / 0.65 :...WEST TEXAS... AMA :Amarillo : 58 / 35 / 0.06 HHF :Canadian Airport : 63 / 40 / 0 CTLT2:Castolon-Big Bend NP : 94 / 67 / 0 CDS :Childress : 61 / 48 / 0.11 DHT :Dalhart : 54 / 34 / 0.09 6R6 :Dryden : 81 / 57 / 0.81 ELP :El Paso : 77 / 54 / T FST :Fort Stockton : 80 / 54 / T GDP :Guadalupe Pass : 66 / 48 / T LBB :Lubbock : 63 / 44 / 0.01 MRF :Marfa : 72 / 51 / 0.14 MAF :Midland : 76 / 54 / 0.43 MUST2:Muleshoe : 56 / 37 / 0 ODO :Odessa : 75 / 54 / 0.97 PEQ :Pecos : 79 / 51 / 0.68 PRS :Presidio : 88 / 57 / 0 SJT :San Angelo ASOS : 76 / 58 / 0.99 INK :Wink : 77 / 54 / 0.01 :...SOUTH TEXAS... ALI :Alice : 83 / 70 / 0 ATT :Austin Mabry : 80 / 67 / 0.01 AUS :Austin Bergstrom : 80 / 69 / 0.01 BPT :Beaumont : 76 / 69 / T BRO :Brownsville : 84 / 74 / 0 BMQ :Burnet : 77 / 59 / 0.45 CLL :College Station : 78 / 66 / T CXO :Conroe : 78 / 66 / T CRP :Corpus Christi : 82 / 73 / T NGP :Navy Corpus : 84 / 76 / 0 COT :Cotulla : 81 / 67 / 0.03 DRT :Del Rio : 78 / 67 / 0.02 GLS :Galveston : 75 / 70 / 0 GTU :Georgetown : 77 / 60 / 0.57 HRL :Harlingen : 83 / 73 / 0 HDO :Hondo : 79 / 68 / 0.01 HOU :Houston Hobby : 78 / 70 / T IAH :Houston Bush : 77 / 66 / 0.02 UTS :Huntsville : 79 / 67 / 0 JCT :Junction ASOS : 73 / 58 / 0.92 NQI :Kingsville : 83 / 72 / T LRD :Laredo : 87 / 73 / T MFE :McAllen : 86 / 75 / 0 BAZ :New Braunfels : 79 / 67 / 0.09 PSX :Palacios : 79 / 73 / T LVJ :Pearland : 77 / 69 / T RKP :Rockport : 78 / 72 / 0 SAT :San Antonio : 77 / 67 / 0.01 SSF :San Antonio Stinson : 80 / 70 / T HYI :San Marcos : 79 / 67 / 0.03 DWH :Tomball : 77 / 67 / T VCT :Victoria : 79 / 69 / 0.02 :...OTHERS... SHV :Shreveport : 78 / 60 / 0 TXK :Texarkana : 77 / 64 / 0 .END Texas Temperature Extremes: Highest...94 degrees at Castolon Lowest....34 degrees at Dalhart $$

DTN Early Word Grains 04/24 06:11 Grains Mixed as Bulls Continue Grasping at Straws May corn is up 3/4 cents per bushel, May soybeans are up 3 cents, and July K.C. wheat is down 3 3/4 cents. By Tregg Cronin DTN Contributing Analyst 6:00 a.m. CME Globex: May corn is up 3/4 cents per bushel, May soybeans are up 3 cents, and July K.C. wheat is down 3 3/4 cents. CME Globex Recap: Equity markets will be mixed to higher Wednesday following all-time highs in U.S. benchmarks on Tuesday. Investors have taken solace in the more dovish stance from the Federal Reserve in 2019 versus the one seen in most of 2018. The performance of equities versus commodities has been nothing short of impressive, making the latter one of the cheapest asset classes available. Grains are mixed Wednesday with more weakness for wheat while row crops attempt to bounce from Tuesday's poor showing. Managed funds have momentum on their side, providing every reason to keep adding to their winning positions. In the short-term, our markets need a change to adverse weather or a major breakthrough in trade talks with China to turn the tide. OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Tuesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 145.34 at 26,656.39 and the S&P 500 up 25.71 at 2,907.97 while the 10-year Treasury yield ended at 2.57%. Early Wednesday, the June DJIA futures are up 24 points. Asian markets are mixed with Japan's Nikkei 225 down 59.74 (0.27%) and China's Shanghai Composite up 3.02 points (0.09%). European markets are higher with London's FTSE 100 down 19.82 points (0.26%), Germany's DAX up 111.48 points (0.91%) and France's CAC 40 up 3.84 points (0.07%). The June euro is down 0.000 at 1.130 and the June U.S. dollar index is up 0.005 at 97.325. The June 30-year T-Bond is up 15/32nds, while June gold is up $0.60 at $1,273.80 and June crude oil is down $0.35 at $65.95. Soybeans on China's Dalian Exchange were up 0.06% while soybean meal was down 0.32%.

FARM MARKET NEWS - CORN REPORT FOR Tue, April 23 Exchange rate was 1.3421 up 0.0097 Chicago corn closed slightly lower. MAY19 HI 3.55 DEC19 HI 3.82 1/2 LOW 3.50 1/4 LOW 3.78 1/2 CLOSE3.51 1/4 Down 3 1/2 CLOSE 3.79 3/4 Down 2 3/4 OLD CROP BASIS NEW CROP BASIS Location Spot 1mt 2mt 3mt U.S. $/bu $/mt Cntrct U.S. $/bu $/mt ELEVATORS +JUL19+JUL19+SEP19 CK Low 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.85 4.65 182.96 CK High 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.90 4.70 184.93 CK Avg 1.05 -0.11 4.56 179.62 0.87 -0.32 4.66 183.62 Essex Cty 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.85 4.65 182.96 Mdsx Low 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.85 4.65 182.96 Mdsx High 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.90 4.70 184.93 Mdsx Avg 1.05 -0.11 4.56 179.62 0.88 -0.32 4.67 183.95 Hensall 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.90 4.70 184.93 Bruce 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.90 4.70 184.93 Putnam 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.85 4.65 182.96 Burford 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.90 4.70 184.93 Port Perry 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.85 4.65 182.96 Norfolk 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.85 4.65 182.96 Palmerston 1.00 4.51 177.65 0.90 4.70 184.93 Varna 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.90 4.70 184.93 Trenton 1.05 4.56 179.62 0.90 4.70 184.93 Winchester 1.10 4.61 181.59 1.20 5.00 196.74 North Gower 1.10 4.61 181.59 1.18 4.98 195.96 Huron FOB 1.32 4.83 190.25 0.92 4.72 185.72 Kent FOB 1.30 4.81 189.46 0.85 4.65 182.96 Lamb FOB 1.26 4.77 187.89 0.93 4.73 186.11 Mdsx FOB 1.40 1.40N/A N/A 4.91 193.40 0.95 4.75 186.90 FOB SW Que 2.06 5.57 219.38 1.31 5.11 201.07 Track 1.53 5.04 198.32N/A PROCESSORS Chat-Eth N/A N/A N/A 1.65 1.05 4.85 190.84 Jhnstwn-Eth N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.37 5.17 203.44 Aylmer-Eth N/A 1.55 1.55 1.60 1.05 4.85 190.84 Sarn-Eth N/A 1.45 1.45N/A N/A Kawartha N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A London-Ing N/A N/A N/A 1.70 1.20 5.00 196.74 Pt.Colb-Ing N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cardnl-Ing N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.35 5.15 202.65 W O Feed 1.72 5.23 205.99 US Rep 1.78 5.29 208.36 Toledo El. -0.05 3.46 136.17 -0.27 3.53 138.93 TRANSFER Port ColbornN/A 1.15 4.95194 7/9 MID SD CRN 1.05 4.56 1/4 0.87 1/2 4.67 1/4 HI SD CRN 1.05 4.56 1/4 0.90 4.69 3/4 *Wet Bid

DTN Midday Grain Comments 04/22 11:10 Wheat Mixed at Midday; Corn, Soybeans Lower Corn and soybeans score fresh lows, with wheat mixed. By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst General Comments The U.S. stock market indices are firmer with the Dow 110 points higher. The interest rate products are weaker. The dollar index is 40 points higher. Energies are firmer with crude up .95. Livestock trade is mixed. Precious metals are lower with gold down 6.80. CORN Corn trade is 3 to 5 cents lower with trade score fresh lows with fund selling building over the course of the session. The short-fund position is pushing towards 340,000 short or more with the fresh action this morning. The forecast should allow for better progress in much of the Belt this week with the north remaining slowest, and a potentially wetter start to May. Ethanol blender margins will see another boost with the surge in the energy complex to start the week with ethanol futures remain flat. South American harvest should continue to move along toward completion. The weekly crop progress report pegged planting at 6% vs. 12% on average. On the May nearby chart support is the fresh low at $3.50 1/4, with the 10-day at $3.59 nearby resistance, and then the 20-day at $3.62. SOYBEANS Soybean trade is 12 to 14 cents lower with bigger selling building over the course of the day session with the fall lows coming out. Meal is $1.00 to $2.00 lower, and oil is 40 to 50 points lower. Crush margins have faded but remain solidly positive with meal still holding the $300 level at midday/ South American currencies remain cheap as soybean harvest winds down with the real edging slightly higher but still at the lower end of the range. The daily export wire has been quiet in recent days. The first crop progress report scored 1% planted vs. 2% on average. On the May chart, support is the fresh low at $8.64, with resistance clustered in the $8.89 to $8.91 range. WHEAT Wheat trade is 1 cent lower to 3 cents higher with light short covering at midday after initial selling pressure again overnight and the weak row cop trade. Europe and the Black Sea area will be watched closely for further rains, with a mixed start to the year overall and no major concerns currently and better rains for France and Romania on tap. The U.S. high Plains look wet for Oklahoma and Texas, with Kansas seeing a generally drier tint, and the north more open for progress in the next few days. The weekly crop conditions were 2 percentage points better at 62% good to excellent, and 8% poor to very poor and heading at 9% vs. 18% on average, while spring wheat was 5% planted vs. 22% on average. On the May Kansas City chart, support the fresh lows at $4.08, with the lower Bollinger Band at $4.11, and resistance the 10-day at $4.23. 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 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.

Market Matters Blog 04/18 13:56 DTN Weekly DDG Average Price Down Five Cents Thousands of US Bridges in Poor Condition as Repairs, Funding Lags Domestic DDG Average Price Slightly Lower Lack of 2019 Spring Wheat Planting: Time to Push the Panic Button Yet? Domestic DDG Average Price Weaker Northern Rivers Come out of Hibernation With a Vengeance Domestic DDG Average Price Steady Opening Day Arrives for 2019 Great Lakes Shipping Season DDG Weekly Update Snowmelt, Rain Wreak Havoc on US River Systems ****************************************************************************** DTN Weekly DDG Average Price Down Five Cents OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was down 5 cents at $134 per ton for the week ended April 18, versus the prior week. Spot DDG truck prices were lower as demand has slowed, along with added pressure coming from continued weakness in the corn market. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended April 18 was at 104.66%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 44.19%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.96, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.38. Soymeal prices have been moving lower most of the week as the soybean futures fell to their lowest price in 2019 at midweek. The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that U.S. exports of distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) totaled 686,005 metric tons (mt) in February, down from 806,615 mt in January and down 18% from a year ago. Mexico was the top destination in February, taking 24% of U.S. exports, followed by the usual list of South Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. In the first two months of 2019, U.S. exports of DDGS were down 14% from a year ago. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE 4/11/ COMPANY STATE 4/18/2019 2019 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $140 $145 -$5 Wet $75 $78 -$3 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Subject Dry $135 $145 -$10 Wet $75 $80 -$5 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $137 $142 -$5 Indiana Dry $135 $140 -$5 Iowa Dry $125 $130 -$5 Michigan Dry $135 $140 -$5 Minnesota Dry $125 $130 -$5 North Dakota Dry $125 $130 -$5 New York Dry $140 $145 -$5 South Dakota Dry $125 $130 -$5 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $130 $145 -$15 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $140 $145 -$5 Iowa Dry $130 $135 -$5 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Missouri Dry $150 $150 $0 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 Illinois Dry $148 $148 $0 Nebraska Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $130 $135 -$5 Indiana Dry $125 $130 -$5 Iowa Dry $125 $130 -$5 Michigan Dry $125 $130 -$5 Minnesota Dry $125 $130 -$5 Nebraska Dry $125 $145 -$20 New York Dry $150 $155 -$5 North Dakota Dry $140 $150 -$10 Ohio Dry $140 $145 -$5 South Dakota Dry $130 $140 -$10 Wisconsin Dry $130 $135 -$5 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $140 $140 $0 Iowa Dry $135 $140 -$5 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Nebraska Dry $135 $150 -$15 Ohio Dry $145 $145 $0 South Dakota Dry $136 $140 -$4 California Dry $190 $195 -$5 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $208 $215 -$7 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $134 $139 -$5 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 4/18/2019 $3.5850 $128.04 Soybean Meal 4/18/2019 $303.20 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $134.00 DDG Value Relative to: 4/18 4/11 Corn 104.66% 108.11% Soybean Meal 44.19% 45.25% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.96 $5.15 Soybean Meal $6.38 $6.47 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 ****************************************************************************** Thousands of US Bridges in Poor Condition as Repairs, Funding Lags The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said in their sixth Annual Bridge Report that there are over 47,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., and cars, trucks and school buses cross these compromised structures 178 million times every day. "At the current rate, it would take 80 years to fix all of the nation's structurally deficient bridges," noted the report. According to ARTBA, the government classifies a bridge as "structurally deficient" if any of the main components (deck, superstructure, and/or substructure) is rated four or less on the scale. Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) made the list below the national ranking of the thirteen states that comprise the STC; both in the number and percentage of deficient bridges. "If President Trump and Congress are able to work together to produce a comprehensive infrastructure initiative, efforts to address the dilapidated condition of our rural bridges should be included," said Steenhoek. State Total Number of Bridges Number of Deficient Bridges 1.) Iowa 24,123 4,675 4.) Illinois 26,809 2,273 5.) Missouri 24,512 2,116 11.) Ohio 27,277 1,518 13.) Nebraska 15,349 1,358 14.) Kansas 24,906 1,288 15.) Indiana 19,280 1,203 16.) Michigan 11,228 1,196 18.) Kentucky 14,368 1,016 19.) South Dakota 5,824 973 20.) Tennessee 20,177 871 24.) Minnesota 13,358 668 31.) North Dakota 4,355 469 "While STC strongly believes in the need for increased levels of investment to address our rural bridge challenge, we also believe better stewardship of taxpayer funding can be promoted," said Steenhoek. "Our bridge-testing initiative is such an example. If we have a bridge problem in this country, which we do, and if resources are scarce, which they are, then we need to do a better job with diagnosing the problem. By using bridge-testing technology, bridges receive a more data-based, objective assessment and the results are: 1.) Bridges receive a more precise rating and 2.) Counties and other local governments are able to allocate scarce resources to those bridges that are most acutely in need of repair." Nearly 69,000 bridges across the country are "posted for load," which means there are weight restrictions or other measures in place to reduce stress on the structure, noted ARTBA. "You will never hear me describe load testing as the solution to all our problems, but it continues to prove itself to be a helpful tool in the toolbox and can result in better decision making," said Steenhoek. "It is not applicable on every bridge or in every vicinity, but it is a validated practice that we believe should be more accessible in rural areas of the country. We also think this is a nice example of a true public-private partnership (a farmer organization and county government) that is making a difference. I think we need more examples of constituent groups and government coming together to address problems." The STC authorized $10,000 to facilitate bridge load testing projects in each of the 13 states that comprise the organization. The total funding allocated was $130,000, noted Steenhoek. "The main stipulation is that tested bridges must be located in rural areas in which soybeans are transported. We have completed a successful project in Michigan and Indiana and have a project underway in Kansas. We continue to see momentum in other soybean-producing areas of the country." Including structurally deficient bridges, there are nearly 235,000 bridges across the country that need structural repair, rehabilitation or replacement, according to ARTBA. The study also noted that four out of 10 U.S. bridges need to be replaced or repaired, including one in three bridges on the Interstate. Over four out of five structurally deficient bridges are in rural areas and are smaller and relatively lightly traveled. Many span streams that can swell during a flood and become damaged or simply fail, as seen in the attached picture. Rural bridges are just as important as bridges in urban areas, as the nation's farmers use these roads to move grain to local elevators or to get to an Interstate to take their grain to market. Ranchers use rural and urban roads to move their animals to market and dairy farmers are reliant on these roads to get their milk delivered to dairies. Without proper funding to make repairs or replacements, the condition of the nation's bridges will only get worse, compromising the safety of everyone who crosses them in urban and/or rural settings. Here is link to a three-minute bridge testing video by the STC: https://www.indianasoybean.com/checkoff-investments/grain-marketing-handling-tra nsporting-and-processing Here is a link to the entire ARTBA report: https://artbabridgereport.org/ Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Domestic DDG Average Price Slightly Lower OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was down 1 cent at $139 per ton for the week ended April 11, versus the prior week. Spot DDG truck prices were lower on average for the week, as blizzard conditions have created logistic issues, especially in the Upper Midwest where many roads were closed Thursday and remain snow-packed Friday. The weakness in the corn market recently has also put pressure on prices. California prices were notably weaker, as one merchandiser noted that logistics have improved. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended April 11 was at 108.11%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 45.25%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.15, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.47. The U.S. Grains Council noted in its weekly update that export distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) values continued last week's pattern and were down across the board for indications offered in their report. "DDGS indications for U.S. rail rates, including rates to Mexico and Canada, fell this week from last week," the U.S. Grains Council said in its update. "CIF barge rates in New Orleans fell as well (-$6 per metric ton) and FOB vessel U.S. Gulf indications were down for both the nearby and deferred month(s) delivery. FOB vessel U.S. Gulf is at $207/mt for May delivery. Internationally, 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia were down $5/mt on average for May delivery. Merchandisers expect an uptick in buying interest amid the current period of attractive prices." Inform Economics reported that China's Commerce Ministry confirmed to Reuters that the agency is looking at a request by the U.S. Grains Council to review antidumping duties on imports of U.S. distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS). "The news service received the confirmation via fax from the Chinese ministry that said the request was submitted to the agency Feb. 28 and they sought additional information from the US Grains Council, which was submitted on March 29," noted Informa. Should the ministry opt to undertake the review, the statement to the news service said, it would be done in an "impartial and fair way and a final decision would be made based on that review." ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 4/11/2019 4/4/2019 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $145 $153 -$8 Wet $78 $78 $0 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Subject Dry $145 $145 $0 Wet $80 $85 -$5 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $142 $143 -$1 Indiana Dry $140 $140 $0 Iowa Dry $130 $135 -$5 Michigan Dry $140 $140 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 North Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 New York Dry $145 $145 $0 South Dakota Dry $130 $130 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $145 $145 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $145 $145 $0 Iowa Dry $135 $135 $0 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Missouri Dry $150 $150 $0 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 Illinois Dry $148 $148 $0 Nebraska Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $135 $135 $0 Indiana Dry $130 $135 -$5 Iowa Dry $130 $135 -$5 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Nebraska Dry $150 $150 $0 New York Dry $155 $155 $0 North Dakota Dry $150 $150 $0 Ohio Dry $145 $145 $0 South Dakota Dry $145 $145 $0 Wisconsin Dry $135 $135 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $140 $140 $0 Iowa Dry $140 $140 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Nebraska Dry $150 $150 $0 Ohio Dry $145 $145 $0 South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 California Dry $195 $205 -$10 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $215 $230 -$15 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $139 $140 -$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 4/11/2019 $3.6000 $128.57 Soybean Meal 4/11/2019 $307.20 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $139.00 DDG Value Relative to: 4/11 4/4 Corn 108.11% 107.32% Soybean Meal 45.25% 44.89% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $5.15 $5.19 Soybean Meal $6.47 $6.57 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 2019 Spring Wheat Planting: Time to Push the Panic Button Yet? A March 13 blizzard buried much of the Dakotas and parts of western Minnesota. This storm was on top of an already record-breaking or near-record snowfall in February in those three states. As spring arrived (or tried to arrive), snow remained throughout most of those areas where farmers continue to wait to ready their fields for spring wheat planting. While North Dakota and northwest Minnesota farmers have final insurance plant dates of May 31 and June 5, South Dakota final plant dates are May 5 and May 15. During the week ended April 5, I asked farmers and elevator managers if anyone is panicking as the final plant clocks tick away. Tregg Cronin of Gettysburg, South Dakota, told me via email that there has been zero progress in his area yet, and he doesn't believe that many acres are planted in the entire state. "West of the river, things were getting close at the end of this week with some farmers probably willing to turn a wheel, but the incoming rain/snow at midweek will probably have most holding off," said Cronin. If the forecast holds, most of the state will be receiving another 0.50 to 1.50 inches of moisture in the form of rain/snow. With soil profiles already full across the state, this will not go into the soil and keep any drying progress which has been made on hold." Cronin said that prior to this next round of moisture expected to begin around April 10, most farmers in north-central South Dakota were two weeks away from having fields ready to support equipment had the weather stayed nice. "For our farm, we will try to wait as long as possible before either declaring we can't plant or switching to something else because our crop rotations are that important to us," said Cronin. "This is not the case for everyone, as some farmers in the southern part of the state have already said their spring wheat planting intentions have switched. To be clear, they are more in winter wheat country than spring wheat country, but this is the second year in a row they have foregone plans to put HRS in the ground. "The same is true even in more northern locales, as producers in my county have indicated they will be paring back intentions or even switching away altogether. For the second year in a row, I think we will see more soybean acres among producers who had ideas to plant spring wheat but just aren't able to get in the field early enough. As we saw last year, even with a full moisture profile, there is still yield drag on the spring wheat, which gets planted because of the month of lost growing season. Because of the yield drag we saw last year due in part to late planting, producers will be more prone to make the switch earlier or opt to take prevent plant if things stay wet into May." In northeastern South Dakota, snow has been melting quite a bit the last few weeks and is pretty much gone out of the fields now, but there are still some large piles and drifts that will take another couple weeks to melt, according to Ryan Wagner, Roslyn, South Dakota. "There will probably be a few less total acres around here this year due to the fact that we went into winter pretty well saturated, so all the potholes are about as full as they have ever been," said Wagner. "Nobody is pushing the panic button just yet because last year we seeded wheat right up to the May 15 crop insurance late plant date and everything turned out fine, so we are comfortable waiting if we have to. That said, it's pretty much just the diehards left that are going to seed spring wheat anyway, so those of us that plan on seeding some will likely stick to the plan." Wagner noted that it can be surprising how quickly things warm up and dry out, and if he had to take a guess as to when seeding would start, he thinks air seeders could roll as soon as April 15 to 20 on lighter ground. However, he said he is probably looking at more like April 25 to May 1 where he farms. "At that point, guys will be itching to plant corn, so wheat might be the odd man out for those on the fence. One other complicating factor is how little fertilizer was applied last fall. I'm hearing as little as 25% of the normal acres got fertilizer last fall. There is always a lot of spring application as well, but everyone is gearing up for an extremely hectic spring. "The flip side is that this leaves a lot of acres that can be easily flipped to soybeans if needed. If given the choice, my guess is guys would apply fertilizer then go straight into planting corn and soybeans rather than delay both corn and soybean planting any further by trying to squeeze some wheat in there. Once field conditions are ready, it's going to be tough for the fertilizer applicators to stay ahead of the corn planters especially if we have a quick warm up," said Wagner. "We are 10 to 14 days away from significant fieldwork here, but there is a bit of dry fertilizer application starting," said Todd Yeaton, shuttle facility manager in Kimball, South Dakota, located in the southeastern part of the state. "Best gauge here for things is the ice has just gone off the Missouri River. Spring wheat acres are being reconsidered, as are pulse and oats crops. We get hot and dry that 'smokes' spring wheat and oats. Hard red winter wheat here is kind of getting green and have not heard of significant winter kill yet." Matthew Morog, merchandising manager at CHS Midwest Cooperative in west-central South Dakota said that it is still very wet in his area. "Fields with heavy residue up until the past couple days were 50% covered. It will be another 20 days or better until we plant any spring wheat (barring any more moisture). Central South Dakota is going to lose a significant amount of acres due to planting delays and prices. Acres will shift to corn and millet." Allan Klain of Turtle Lake, North Dakota, said: "No panic here! We have kept busy repairing equipment and cleaning seed. We are looking at 10-plus days away from seeding bean ground to wheat. Snow is mostly gone around here. Jamestown and east has had way more snow than we had all season. Nobody is panicking, just happy our temps are warmer than last year, adding to a much easier calving season!" Turtle Lake is located about 50 miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota. Heading to the southeastern part of the state, Keith Brandt, general manager of Plains Grain and Agronomy LLC in Enderlin, North Dakota, said: "It's plenty wet for now. Once all the drains are open and the frost goes out, it may not look too bad. Over 50% of the snow in the fields has melted, and with the April 6 weekend forecast for 50 to 60 temps, the fields should be snow free by the end of the weekend. Then, we will just need to deal with the snowdrifts in the tree belts. "We are at least three weeks from any fieldwork. We were looking at a 5% increase in spring wheat acres but that's losing ground now," Brandt said. "Farmers want to put more small grain acres into their rotation for weed control, use of cover crops, tiling and/or getting some harvest done earlier. A lot of decisions on planting will be made when the planter gets to the field." Cory Tryan, grain department manager in charge of grain marketing and logistics at Alton Grain Terminal Hillsboro, North Dakota, said there is spotty snow left in fields around there, and they are seeing some overland flooding. Hillsboro is located between Fargo and Grand Forks where water was reported along the edge of the roadway on Interstate 29 near there. The National Weather Service reported that level of the Red River at East Grand Forks was at 39.8 feet on April 8 and is forecast to rise about another 10 feet by the end of the week. "We probably had 40% of harvest done in the snow, so those fields weren't worked and will be a bit later as far as planting," said Tryan. "We shouldn't be any later than last year, and some ground will go earlier. I would think we'll get in on some ground by May 1, and the majority of this area should get planted in May without any big moisture events." Tim Dufault, Crookston, Minnesota, told me: "Most northwest Minnesota fields are still snow covered; rivers are still ice covered. There is little water moving in the ditches. Days have been in the low 30s and it goes back below freezing at night. Depending on the weather going forward, it looks like we may not be in the fields by May 1." Jeff Mortenson, Kennedy, Minnesota, noted that it is still quite snow covered in his area. As for starting planting, he said, "It will be awhile. This weekend is supposed to warm up, but maybe some rain too, so that will change things. However, if I had to guess right now, I think it won't be until May. We started servicing one tractor today but can't get to the cultivator because it's under a lot of snow. The air seeder is in the shed with snow banks around the doors. No real rush feeling at all yet." Back in South Dakota, Cronin said: "With the lower spring insurance price guarantee versus last year, I don't think you will see folks pushing the final plant date of May 5 in southern South Dakota and May 15 in the northern half of the state, and certainly not planting beyond it like we did last year. Wheat likes a long, cool fill period, and when 30 days is removed from the growing season, it is just plain difficult to reach maximum head fill unless July and the first half of August turns off well below normal on temps. Not something you can usually count on in South Dakota!" North Dakota obviously has much more time than South Dakota does, but another week of wetness will have producers in the southern parts of the state having the same conversation, noted Cronin. "I was skeptical we would see the kind of acre drop the USDA implied on the Prospective Plantings report versus a year ago, but that kind of drop or more might become a reality if the weather holds. "We will need to wait and see how much moisture we get in order for a better assessment, but it is difficult to believe anyone in the state will be seeding spring wheat before Easter," said Cronin. "Last year on our operation, we started planting spring wheat on April 26. This was almost a month late, but we were finished by May 3 thanks to ideal seeding conditions once things broke loose. If the aforementioned rain occurs, we could be on a similar timetable as last year." "No visible signs of panic by growers yet in my area," added Dufault. "Growers remember the last two springs; both of those planting seasons started off late and yet the crops still yielded above average." Once again, the 2019 spring wheat planting season will rely on the kindness of Mother Nature, which hasn't been in the best of moods lately. Here is link to the NOAA National Forecast Maps: https://www.weather.gov/forecastmaps Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Domestic DDG Average Price Weaker OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was down 2 cents at $140 per ton for the week ended April 4, versus the prior week. Spot DDG truck prices, on average, were lower for the week following the hefty losses in the corn market after the bearish USDA Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Grain Stocks report on March 29. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended April 4 was at 107.32%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 44.89%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.19, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.57. The U.S. Grains Council noted in its weekly update that export distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS): "DDGS indications for U.S. rail rates, including rates to Mexico and Canada, fell this week from last week. CIF barge rates in New Orleans fell as well (-$6 per metric ton) and FOB vessel U.S. Gulf indications were down for both the nearby and deferred month(s) delivery. FOB vessel U.S. Gulf for May was down $6/mt to $212/mt for May delivery, for example. Internationally, 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia were up slight for nearby delivery and mixed going into May/June. Indications for Bangladesh and Myanmar are up $4/mt, on average." All commerce is stopped in the middle Upper Mississippi River with at least 15 locks closed or closing between Lock and Dam 3 and Lock and Dam 25. Expectations are that some of these locks will not reopen until after April 17. Floodwaters and ice chunks continue to flush downriver, creating safety concerns. Until these locks reopen, there will be no barges heading up or downriver through those areas. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 4/4/2019 3/28/2019 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $153 $155 -$2 Wet $78 $80 -$2 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Subject Dry $145 $155 -$10 Wet $85 $85 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $143 $145 -$2 Indiana Dry $140 $142 -$2 Iowa Dry $135 $135 $0 Michigan Dry $140 $145 -$5 Minnesota Dry $130 $135 -$5 North Dakota Dry $130 $140 -$10 New York Dry $145 $150 -$5 South Dakota Dry $130 $140 -$10 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $145 $145 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $145 $132 $13 Iowa Dry $135 $130 $5 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Missouri Dry $150 $150 $0 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $140 $135 $5 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 Illinois Dry $148 $150 -$2 Nebraska Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $135 $137 -$2 Indiana Dry $135 $140 -$5 Iowa Dry $135 $140 -$5 Michigan Dry $130 $135 -$5 Minnesota Dry $130 $135 -$5 Nebraska Dry $150 $155 -$5 New York Dry $155 $155 $0 North Dakota Dry $150 $155 -$5 Ohio Dry $145 $145 $0 South Dakota Dry $145 $145 $0 Wisconsin Dry $135 $135 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $140 $150 -$10 Iowa Dry $140 $135 $5 Minnesota Dry $130 $135 -$5 Nebraska Dry $150 $150 $0 Ohio Dry $145 $155 -$10 South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 California Dry $205 $217 -$12 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $230 $230 $0 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $140 $142 -$2 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 4/4/2019 $3.6525 $130.45 Soybean Meal 4/4/2019 $311.90 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $140.00 DDG Value Relative to: 4/4 3/28 Corn 107.32% 106.31% Soybean Meal 44.89% 46.33% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $5.19 $5.26 Soybean Meal $6.57 $6.45 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 ****************************************************************************** Northern Rivers Come out of Hibernation With a Vengeance In my March 18 story "Snowmelt, Rain Wreak Havoc on US River Systems" (https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/perspectives/columns/cash-market-moves /article/2019/03/18/snowmelt-rain-wreak-havoc-us-river), I mentioned that the Mississippi River level in St. Paul, Minnesota, was at 5.8 feet. I watched it meandering through downtown St. Paul as it woke up from its winter hibernation. However, as the days went by and the tributaries west of the capital city began to thaw, all that water and ice headed toward St. Paul. The largest tributary is the Minnesota River with many smaller tributaries feeding it. The river is 332 miles long and is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. The Minnesota River flows southeast from Big Stone Lake (its origin) on the South Dakota border to Mankato, Minnesota, then northeast to join the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling. Then, the Mississippi River takes that water into downtown St. Paul. The ice and snowmelt from the Minnesota River and its tributaries and the snowmelt along the Mississippi River all added to the steady rise of the Mississippi in downtown St. Paul, forcing it out of its banks along the way and pushing it above major flood stage of 17 feet. As of Sunday afternoon, March 31, the Mississippi at St. Paul was at 19.78 feet and crested at 19.83 feet later that evening. (https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=mpx&gage=stpm5) If you live south of Minnesota, you may be wondering how all of this affects you. All of that water has to go somewhere, and it will head south along its route to the Gulf, pushing water levels to flood stage along its way. This will only add to the high-water conditions that have been plaguing the U.S. river system since the second half of December. All of this means that commerce on the rivers will continue to be compromised, which in turn can cost shippers and farmers a loss in revenue. If river terminals are unable to load barges because of high water -- or can get them loaded but cannot get them moving to the Gulf in a timely manner -- that means farmers who haul their crops to the river may be stuck with a cheaper basis or the inability to unload their grain. The Upper Mississippi River (UPR) from St. Paul to Cairo is at flood stage, with seven locks above St. Louis closed as of March 30, according to American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL). Due to the high water moving south, the locks are expected to remain closed into at least the second week of April. The Mississippi River in St. Louis is expected to crest on April 2 at 38 feet. The Illinois River is also at flood stage in some areas, causing significant delays at Marseilles and Starved Rock Locks. Even when barges make it to the Gulf, that area has been a mess since the end of December. Tow and barge navigation continues to be slowed by high water, tow size reductions and safety protocols that are in place from St. Louis to New Orleans. "New Orleans and Baton Rouge Harbor areas continue to experience extreme congestion and backlogs," Tom Russell, Russell Marine Group, said on March 27. "Over the last couple of weeks, fog and rains have subsided, which has provided some relief. However, water levels at flood stage still greatly hamper operations. Conditions are dangerous for personnel and vessel/barge operations. Some terminals and loading locations remain closed due to high water levels." Russell said that, because of the congestion in the port, ships continue to be held in queue off Southwest Pass. "Like anchorage space for vessels, fleet space is now nearing max capacity. Tows trying to drop barges are experiencing considerable delays. Time needed for fleets to deliver barges to terminals has at least doubled," said Russell. "Accidents and near accidents have become a regular occurrence. Due to unrelenting conditions, fatigue has set in with workers on the river, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Fast moving water and currents strain the ability to hold and maneuver ships and barges." The river in New Orleans was at 16.85 feet on March 31, still hovering at flood stage, and is on a slow fall, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Once the river falls below 16 feet, strict flood-stage protocols may be lifted. "If no additional substantial rains occur, the river is forecast to fall below 16 feet by the second week of April," said Russell. "However, as water moves down river from the north and precipitation during April is expected to be enhanced in the Midwest and Ohio River Valley, this may slow the fall below the high water mark of 12 feet until summer. Heavy rainfall and severe rains are forecast for the South, including the Gulf Coast and Southeast. Forecasted spring rains and snowmelt will keep flood risk elevated for many areas along the river." (https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lix&gage=norl1) 2019 SHIPPING SEASON DELAYED IN UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER Normally, at this time of year, the Upper Midwest is preparing for the first tow of the new shipping season to head into St. Paul. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) St. Paul District has been measuring the ice thickness at Lake Pepin since mid-February to determine when the first barge can head north. When they went to measure the ice on March 26, they found only 10 inches of soft ice in the middle of the lake. (Lake Pepin is part of Pool 4 that extends from Lock and Dam (LD) 3 near Red Wing, Minnesota, to LD 4 downstream at Alma, Wisconsin.) While that should have been cause for celebration, it was not. Besides the flooding in St. Paul stopping barges from coming upriver, there are currently seven locks closed, with three more locks expected to close between April 2 and April 5 on the middle Mississippi River due to the high water and ice flushing downriver, noted ACBL. The lock closures start at Lock 12, UMR mile marker 557, through Lock 24, UMR MM 241. The result of this is that the opening of the 2019 shipping season will be delayed and could end up being the latest recorded start due to the flooding. According to the USACE, the earliest date for an upbound tow to reach Lock and Dam 2 (near Hastings, Minnesota) was March 4 in 1983, 1984 and 2000. The average start date of the navigation season is March 22. The latest arrival date unrelated to flooding was April 8, 2013. Historic flooding in 2001 delayed the arrival of the first tow until May 11. While breaking a record for anything may be an honorable event, those of us waiting for the shipping season to open in St. Paul are hoping that a new record is not set in 2019. The current forecast for the Mississippi River in St. Paul is that it will start to fall April 2, but will likely continue to be above major flood stage of 17 feet through the second week of April. DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Mike Palmerino said in his Sunday evening forecast on March 31, "Moderate-to-heavy rainfall in the southern and eastern Midwest will keep soils saturated and rivers flooding. Latest guidance indicated at least a light-to-moderate rain event during the middle of this week and a moderate-to-heavy rain event early next week." As I write this story from Minnesota, it is currently snowing outside my window. Clearly, Mother Nature is not only confused, but as the flooding continues to swamp the Midwest, it is making the spring of 2019 a very difficult one. Here is the current water forecast for the U.S. river systems from the NWS, and if you click on "Long Range River Flood Risk," you will see the current forecast for April through June: https://water.weather.gov/ahps/. Here is a link to the Weather Channel flood warning for rivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin: https://weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/l/USMN0503:1:US?phenomena=FL&sign ificance=W&areaid=MNC053&office=KMPX&etn=0012 Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Domestic DDG Average Price Steady OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was unchanged at $142 per ton for the week ended March 28 versus the prior week. Spot DDG truck prices on average were mostly steady for the week, while rail market DDG prices were flat as logistics for both are still recovering from flooding in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended March 28 was at 106.31%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 46.33%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.26, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.45. The U.S. Grains Council noted in its weekly update that export distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) prices were mostly flat to slightly down this week compared to last for all routes indicated in this report's DDGS price table. "After jumping up last week, U.S. rail markets fell back by $2/mt, on average, for April delivery. FOB vessel U.S. Gulf for April delivery was down $1/mt from last week to $220/mt; merchandisers report that logistics issues on the U.S. river system continue to complicate nearby delivery of product. Note that barge CIF NOLA prices fell the most among all indicated routes this week. Internationally, 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia (April delivery) were down $1/mt for April delivery, on average." The rise of the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota, is adding to the already high water conditions in the mid-Mississippi all the way down to the Gulf. There are now seven locks closed in the mid-Mississippi and until all the flooding from the north washes downriver, they will likely not open until mid-April. On top of that, New Orleans and Baton Rouge Harbor areas continue to experience extreme congestion and backlogs. "Over the last couple of weeks fog and rains have subsided which has provided some relief. However, water levels at flood stage still greatly hamper operations," said Tom Russell, Russell Marine Group. "Conditions are dangerous for personnel and vessel/barge operations. Some terminals and loading locations remain closed due to high water levels." ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE 3/21/ COMPANY STATE 3/28/2019 2019 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $150 $160 -$10 Wet $80 $82 -$2 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Subject Dry $155 $155 $0 Wet $85 $85 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $145 $150 -$5 Indiana Dry $142 $145 -$3 Iowa Dry $135 $135 $0 Michigan Dry $145 $145 $0 Minnesota Dry $135 $140 -$5 North Dakota Dry $140 $145 -$5 New York Dry $150 $160 -$10 South Dakota Dry $140 $145 -$5 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $145 $145 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $132 $132 $0 Iowa Dry $130 $130 $0 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $130 $0 Missouri Dry $150 $150 $0 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $135 $135 $0 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 Illinois Dry $150 $150 $0 Nebraska Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $137 $137 $0 Indiana Dry $140 $140 $0 Iowa Dry $140 $140 $0 Michigan Dry $135 $135 $0 Minnesota Dry $135 $135 $0 Nebraska Dry $155 $155 $0 New York Dry $155 $155 $0 North Dakota Dry $155 $155 $0 Ohio Dry $145 $145 $0 South Dakota Dry $145 $145 $0 Wisconsin Dry $135 $135 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) subject Indiana Dry $150 $150 $0 subject Iowa Dry $135 $135 $0 subject Minnesota Dry $135 $135 $0 subject Nebraska Dry $150 $150 $0 subject Ohio Dry $155 $155 $0 subject South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 subject California Dry $217 $217 $0 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $230 $228 $2 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $142 $142 $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 3/28/2019 $3.7400 $133.57 Soybean Meal 3/28/2019 $306.50 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $142.00 DDG Value Relative to: 3/28 3/21 Corn 106.31% 105.67% Soybean Meal 46.33% 45.03% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $5.26 $5.26 Soybean Meal $6.45 $6.64 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 ****************************************************************************** Opening Day Arrives for 2019 Great Lakes Shipping Season It's a sure sign of spring when one hears the words "opening day." In most cases, those words are associated with the start of a new Major League Baseball season. For the Great Lakes, it means the start to a new shipping season. In order for the season to open, U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers (USCGC) and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers (CCGS) are called to duty to help break up the stubborn ice remaining on the Great Lakes. As of March 23, average total ice coverage on the Great Lakes was at 23%, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The most ice, 41.5%, was still seen on Lake Superior. This past winter, Lake Superior got very close to becoming 100% ice covered. In early March, Superior was 94% covered in ice for just the fifth time in the past five years, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. On March 19, the USCGC Alder and the Mackinaw moved through the Soo Locks, heading to the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior, breaking ice and preparing for the opening of the 2019 shipping season, which is set to begin at the Soo Locks on March 25. The CCGS icebreaker Samuel Risley arrived with the Alder and Mackinaw, ready to break ice on its way to Thunder Bay, Ontario. The official opening of the Soo Locks is Monday, March 25. The Soo Locks are a set of parallel locks, operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The Soo Locks enable ships, also known as "lakers," to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. The Poe Lock, the larger of the two, which opened in 1969, is 1,200 feet long. The MacArthur Lock was opened in 1943 and is 800 feet long. More than 4,500 vessels carrying up to 80 million tons of cargo maneuver through the Soo locks annually. Iron ore, coal, wheat and limestone are among the most frequently carried commodities, according to the USACE. The USCGC Mackinaw spent Thursday, March 21, breaking out the Port of Duluth-Superior by cutting a 100-foot-wide lane through the ice into the Superior Bay, said the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. On March 22, the Kaye E. Barker was the first laker to leave Duluth under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, leaving at 12:12 p.m., officially opening the 2019-20 lake shipping season there. The Barker, escorted by the USCGC Mackinaw, was bound for Two Harbors to load iron ore. Built in 1952, the Barker was also the last ship to enter the Port of Duluth-Superior to close the 2018 shipping season, arriving Jan. 15. The final season opener will be on March 24 when the Montreal/Lake Ontario Section opens. This will mark the official opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway's 2019 navigation season, according to Lake Superior News. The system of locks and dams on the St. Lawrence River in Canada allows large international cargo ships, known as salties, to pass from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. The seaway is anchored by domestic trade at the Port of Duluth-Superior, which operates as a global gateway for bulk cargo entering the system. This opening is highly anticipated by the Port of Duluth-Superior grain elevators, because it means the arrival of the first saltie is not far off, as long as the ice conditions allow safe passage. An official date for the arrival of the first saltie has yet to be determined. Approximately 900 vessels and 35 million short tons of cargo move through the Port of Duluth-Superior each year, making it the Great Lakes' largest tonnage port and one of the nation's top 20. Through November 2018, grain volume was up 22% compared to 2017 and iron ore was more than 25% above the five-year average. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation said much of the credit for the increase in 2018 tonnage was given to healthy movements of grain from the Port of Duluth-Superior. It was the best on record since the turn of the century. (https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/perspectives/blogs/market-matters-blog /blog-post/2019/01/28/grain-shipments-lead-2018-great) Here is a link to the Duluth Harbor Cam website where you can see the lakers that have moved through the port since March 22, along with a live cam that shows the ice remaining on the lake: http://www.duluthharborcam.com/ Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Weekly Update OMAHA (DTN) -- The domestic distillers dried grains (DDG) average spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was firm at $142 per ton for the week ended March 21 versus the prior week. Seasonal maintenance downtimes have started for many plants, but some prices in the Midwest, where snow and flooding has caused serious logistic problems, were higher. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended March 21 was at 105.67%. The value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 45.03%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $5.26, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.64. The U.S. Grains Council noted in its weekly update, that export distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) prices increased this week compared to last week. "Western U.S. rail markets (rail delivered Pacific Northwest) jumped by $7 per metric ton (mt) to $225/mt for April delivery. FOB vessel U.S. Gulf for April delivery was up $4/mt from last week to $221/mt. Heavy snow followed by rain -- and then more snow -- has resulted in widespread flooding in the U.S. Western Corn Belt and Midwest, hampering product movement by rail and river. Overall challenging logistics are expected to weigh on the market for the near-term. Internationally, 40-foot containers to Southeast Asia (April delivery) were up $3/mt for April delivery, on average." The Mississippi River continues to be in flood stage and conditions are not expected to improve as the river in St. Paul, Minnesota, is expected to rise above major flood stage late next week. The current lock closures from Lock 16 down to Lock 22 may be extended past the end of March as that water from St. Paul moves downriver. The Gulf is still a mess as high water there continues to hamper barge unloading and vessel loadings. "Strong currents have made conditions dangerous for ships, tugs and barges. In the last three weeks, numerous breakaways have occurred. Three tugs have been sunk by currents, and sadly the latest caused the loss of a life," said Tom Russell, Russell Marine Group. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 3/21/2019 3/14/2019 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $160 $160 $0 Wet $82 $82 $0 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Subject Dry $155 $155 $0 Wet $85 $85 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $150 $150 $0 Indiana Dry $145 $145 $0 Iowa Dry $135 $135 $0 Michigan Dry $145 $145 $0 Minnesota Dry $140 $140 $0 North Dakota Dry $145 $145 $0 New York Dry $160 $160 $0 South Dakota Dry $145 $145 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $145 $145 $0 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $132 $138 -$6 Iowa Dry $130 $135 -$5 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $130 $135 -$5 Missouri Dry $150 $155 -$5 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $135 $142 -$7 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 Illinois Dry $150 $150 $0 Nebraska Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $60 $60 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $137 $137 $0 Indiana Dry $140 $138 $2 Iowa Dry $140 $135 $5 Michigan Dry $135 $130 $5 Minnesota Dry $135 $130 $5 Nebraska Dry $155 $135 $20 New York Dry $155 $155 $0 North Dakota Dry $155 $155 $0 Ohio Dry $145 $145 $0 South Dakota Dry $145 $140 $5 Wisconsin Dry $135 $135 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $150 $150 $0 Iowa Dry $135 $135 $0 Minnesota Dry $135 $135 $0 Nebraska Dry $150 $135 $15 Ohio Dry $155 $155 $0 South Dakota Dry $140 $140 $0 California $217 $209 $8 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $228 $217 $11 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $142 $142 $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 3/21/2019 $3.7625 $134.38 Soybean Meal 3/21/2019 $315.30 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $142.00 DDG Value Relative to: 3/21 3/14 Corn 105.67% 109.98% Soybean Meal 45.03% 47.05% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $5.26 $5.26 Soybean Meal $6.64 $6.35 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 ****************************************************************************** Snowmelt, Rain Wreak Havoc on US River Systems While the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) remains in winter hibernation, the rest of the river system is overflowing with excess water from snowmelt and recent rains. The flooding is preventing barges from moving grain and fertilizer for spring planting. The UMR will not see its first barge until the ice on Lake Pepin, located on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin, is below 15 inches -- and preferably 12 inches -- for barges to break through. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) measured the ice on Lake Pepin on March 13, and the thickest ice remained in an area about halfway between Lake City, Minnesota, and Red Wing, Minnesota, where it was measured at 25 inches, up 1-inch versus the March 6 measurement. The next measurement is scheduled for March 20. (https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Portals/57/docs/Navigation/IceMeasurements/13-Ma r-19%20Ice%20report.pdf?ver=2019-03-13-154104-877) Even if Lake Pepin, located just above Lock and Dam 4, finally opens up for barges, it may be problematic for barges to move upriver as high water is hampering traffic all the way down to the Gulf. American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) noted on their website March 15 that, because of the snowmelt and ice from the UMR heading downriver, Locks 16 through Lock 22 are expected to close by March 19. On the Illinois River, waiting barge traffic was stopped at Marseilles Lock and Starved Rock Lock on March 15 because of the high-water flows creating dangerous conditions. The Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, has reached major flood stage, and on March 17, was at 53.25 feet. Cairo is the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and from there, the high water will continue to flow south, affecting the rest of the Mississippi River. Transit through the St. Louis, Missouri, harbor down through the railroad bridge at Thebes, Illinois, is restricted to daylight-only hours, noted ACBL. At Memphis, Tennessee, the Mississippi River is at flood stage. On March 17, the water level was 38.2 feet and is expected to rise to 38.5 feet by March 22 before it starts its slow descent. From Memphis through the Vicksburg, Mississippi, bridge and into Baton Rouge, Louisiana, barges are only allowed to transit through there during daylight hours. In St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, about 12 miles west of New Orleans, the USACE said that crews will begin to slowly close the Bonnet Carre Spillway on March 15, with the rest of the spillway's closure gradually done depending on water levels. The USACE opened the spillway on Feb. 27 because of high water threatening New Orleans and nearby river communities. Prior to March 15, 206 (75%) of the 350 bays had been opened. High water, coupled with unrelenting fog and rain, has substantially slowed operations at the Gulf since the second half of December. In its weekly Grain Transportation Report, USDA said that, for the week ended March 9, only 486 grain barges were unloaded in the New Orleans area, the lowest since June 2017. "This reduction shows in analysis of the number of barges unloaded weekly in New Orleans, with the four-week average being 21% less than the three-year average during the same period of the year," noted USDA. Adding to all of these issues, on two separate occasions, two towing vessels sank in Louisiana, likely due to the high and fast-moving water on the Mississippi River. On March 7, near Laplace, Louisiana, a towing vessel sank on the right descending bank on the Mississippi River. Then, on March 14, the U.S. Coast Guard closed a portion of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, after a towing vessel sank at 11:00 a.m. At 9:55 p.m. on March 14, the USCG issued a news release saying they reopened the waterway closure from mile marker 224.5 to mile marker 226, but the area was still closed to general anchorage. Neither towing vessel was pushing barges. The Mississippi River at Baton Rouge has been above flood stage for weeks. On Sunday, March 17, the river level at Baton Rouge was at 44.13 feet (flood stage is 35 feet) and is expected to remain above flood stage through March. AG TRANSPORTATION AFFECTED BY FLOODING Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, said in an email to DTN that we often experience flooding this time of the year, but what is unique this year is the fact that: 1: The Midwest and Plains states received record snowfall in many areas. 2: The area experienced both extreme cold and persistent below freezing temperatures so that periodic snow and ice melting that often occurs was more limited. 3: The amount of snowfall and cold temperatures extended later than normal. 4: The ground in many areas of the country was already saturated from 2018. "The high and more turbulent water conditions are resulting in barge transportation being restricted," said Steenhoek. "This decrease in the efficiency of barge transportation has contributed to a widening of basis at barge loading facilities along the inland waterway system. If a barge loading facility is less able to move product efficiently via their back door (due to restricted navigation on the river), there will be a decreased willingness to accept product from farmers via their front door. The result is a decrease in the price offered to farmers (i.e. a widening or more narrow basis)." On top of grain loadings being compromised, barges normally heading up river with fertilizer for spring planting will be slow to reach farmers. "April is often the leading month for northbound barge shipments of fertilizer," Steenhoek said. "We often focus on the use of barges for the export of soybeans and grain, but barge transportation is widely used for inputs, like fertilizer. These deliveries will likely be impeded." Flooding will also have an impact on rail ballast, gravel roads and rural bridges. "I don't know of a gravel road or rail track that has a happy coexistence with flood conditions," said Steenhoek. "Rural bridges can also be subject to scour (the removal of sediment such a sand and gravel from around bridge abutments or piers) due to water volume and current. Local and county governments will be particularly stressed to manage these challenges." The flooding is definitely having an impact on the rail carriers in the southern Midwest. On March 17, Union Pacific (UP) in a news release said that numerous UP subdivisions and corridors in Nebraska and Iowa continue to be out of service due to flooding and track washouts. "Due to widespread flooding across our network, we have very limited reroute capability," noted the UP. Because of the flooding, Union Pacific is issuing embargoes. Here is link to the UP announcement that lists the areas affected and has a link to the current embargoes: https://www.up.com/customers/announcements/customernews/generalannouncements/CN2 019-16.html Meanwhile, back up north in St. Paul, Minnesota, the river has yet to show any issues from the snowmelt and currently sits at 5.8 feet. However, by the upcoming weekend, the Twin Cities is expected to reach the mid-50s Fahrenheit and as high as 60 degrees by Saturday, March 23, with most of the state following suit or at least reaching the 50-degree range. That means we will have a fast snowmelt, which is going to cause more flooding issues in tributaries and small streams south of the Twin Cities. The National Weather Service has predicted that the Mississippi River in St. Paul will come close to a minor flood stage of 14 feet by March 25. If forecasts for rain at the end of March into April pan out, we will likely see the river rise even more. That's not good news for the rest of the river system as that high water heads south to the Gulf. Here is a link to all the U.S. river and tributaries conditions; current and long-range forecast: https://water.weather.gov/ahps/long_range.php Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ******************************************************************************

DTN Closing Grain Comments 04/23 13:49 Soybeans Take a Turn Sliding to New Lows Both old-crop and new-crop soybean prices fell to their lowest closes in seven months Tuesday, succumbing to noncommercial selling and concerns about record ending supplies. July corn fell 3 1/4 cents lower while all three wheats negotiated small gains for the day.

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