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FARM MARKET NEWS - CORN REPORT FOR Mon, August 13 Exchange rate was 1.3129 down 0.0005 Chicago corn closed slightly lower. SEP18 HI 3.58 DEC18 HI 3.71 3/4 LOW 3.52 1/4 LOW 3.66 CLOSE3.56 1/2 Down 1 1/4 CLOSE 3.70 1/2 Down 1 1/4 OLD CROP BASIS NEW CROP BASIS Location Spot 1mt 2mt 3mt U.S. $/bu $/mt Cntrct U.S. $/bu $/mt ELEVATORS +DEC18+DEC18+DEC18 CK Low 1.15 4.72 185.62 0.90 4.61 181.29 CK High 1.25 4.82 189.56 1.00 4.71 185.23 CK Avg 1.20 0.06 4.77 187.59 0.95 -0.14 4.66 183.26 Essex Cty 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Mdsx Low 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Mdsx High 1.20 4.77 187.59 1.00 4.71 185.23 Mdsx Avg 1.20 0.06 4.77 187.59 0.98 -0.12 4.68 184.24 Hensall 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.98 4.68 184.24 Bruce 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Putnam 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Burford 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Port Perry 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Norfolk 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Palmerston 1.15 4.72 185.62 0.90 4.61 181.29 Varna 1.20 4.77 187.59 0.95 4.66 183.26 Trenton 1.25 4.82 189.56 1.00 4.71 185.23 Winchester 1.20 4.77 187.59 1.20 4.91 193.10 North Gower 1.20 4.77 187.59 1.15 4.86 191.13 Huron FOB 1.40 4.97 195.46 1.03 4.74 186.41 Kent FOB 1.40 4.97 195.46 0.97 4.68 184.05 Lamb FOB 1.35 4.92 193.49 0.95 4.66 183.26 Mdsx FOB 1.30 1.35N/A N/A 4.87 191.53 0.95 4.66 183.26 FOB SW Que 1.73 5.30 208.45N/A Track 1.50 5.07 199.40N/A PROCESSORS Chat-Eth N/A N/A 1.68N/A N/A Jhnstwn-Eth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Aylmer-Eth N/A 1.55 1.60 1.20 1.20 4.91 193.10 Sarn-Eth 1.35 1.30N/A 1.10 4.92 193.49 1.10 4.81 189.16 Kawartha N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A London-Ing N/A N/A 1.60 1.20 1.20 4.91 193.10 Pt.Colb-Ing N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.40* 5.11 200.97 Cardnl-Ing N/A N/A 1.60 1.30 1.30 5.01 197.04 W O Feed 1.66 5.23 205.86 US Rep 1.64 5.21 204.91 Toledo El. -0.04 3.53 138.80 -0.26 3.44 135.58 MID SD CRN 0.95 4.65 1/2 HI SD CRN 1.00 4.70 1/2 *Wet Bid

DTN Closing Grain Comments 08/13 13:48 Wheat Prices Tumble, Soybeans Find Help September contracts of all three wheat posted double-digit losses Monday, pressured by lower prices in Europe and rain in the forecast ahead of the next winter wheat planting. Soybeans were able to post a modest gain with help from commercial buying in soybean meal.

DTN Midday Grain Comments 08/13 11:25 Grains Mixed at Midday Soybeans turned green this morning, after lower overnight trade. Corn and wheat are weaker at midday. By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst General Comments The U.S. stock market indices are mixed with the Dow futures down 40. The interest rate products are firmer. The dollar index is 9 points lower. Energies are weaker with crude down 0.30. Livestock trade has hogs firmer and cattle lower. Precious metals are weaker with gold 15.50 lower. CORN Corn trade is 1 to 2 cents lower at midday with trade coming off the overnight lows while wheat remains a drag on the market. The weather forecast looks fairly mild in the near term after today. Ethanol margins continue to not be great; ethanol is down again this AM and is now nearly 70 cents a gallon cheaper than unleaded futures. This should encourage more usage and blending. Corn basis even with this board sell off is fading ahead of harvest and late season corn movement with harvest likely to start a couple weeks. The weekly export inspections remained strong at 1.261 million metric ton range with 142,238 metric tons of new crop corn to Mexico on the daily wire with 71,121 of 19-20 crop year corn sold as well. The weekly crop progress is expected to show steady to slightly lower conditions, and maturity remaining solidly ahead of normal. On the September chart futures have support at the lower Bollinger Band at 3.42, and resistance the 20-day at 3.61. SOYBEANS Soybean trade is 1 to 4 cents higher at midday with trade firming back from the dime lower trade seen overnight. Meal is $2 to $3 higher and oil is flat to 10 points lower. The weather forecast has drifter wetter for the all but the NW part of the belt. Bean basis has started to slide ahead of harvest with the slow start to export bookings offsetting strong crush margins. Weather looks to be a non-issue in the near term. Weekly export inspections were within expectations at 580,024 metric tons along with 142,500 metric tons of soybeans sold to Mexico. Weekly crop progress is expected to show steady to slightly lower conditions, and maturity above normal. On the September chart trade has support at the lower Bollinger Band at $8.30 and resistance the 20-day at $8.73. WHEAT Wheat trade is 12 to 17 cents lower at midday with trade seeing selling build after some initial strength with Matif milling wheat retreating in Europe to open the week. Spring wheat progress will pick up with the warmer weather returning this week with harvest expanding with mixed yields so far. Trade continues to worry about taxes and restrictions off of the Black Sea as harvest wraps up but the cheaper currency will help to offset in the near term with the Black Sea looking to be able to maintain the pace near term. HRW basis remains sideways to lower as the US struggles to compete on the export market even with the end of European harvest amid their difficulties. Australia remains on the dry side with the crop pace ahead of normal as well. Weekly crop progress is expected to show winter wheat harvest effectively complete, with spring wheat running around the normal pace. Export inspections showed some improvement at 462,854 metric tons. On the September Kansas City chart we are have support at the 20-day at 5.42, and resistance the 10-day at 5.71. David Fiala is a DTN contributing analyst and the President of FuturesOne and a registered adviser. He can be reached at dfiala@futuresone.com Follow him on Twitter @davidfiala (BAS) Copyright 2018 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.

GRAIN BELT WX ROUNDUP Ohio Morning Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Cleveland Ohio 811 AM EDT Mon Aug 13 2018 Values represent highs yesterday...lows over the last 12 hours and precipitation over the last 24 hours ending at 7 AM EST/8 AM EDT. M=Missing Data T=Trace NA=Not Available : .BR CLE 0813 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 : 83 / 59 / T / NA / NA DFI: Defiance Mem Apt : 84 / 63 / 0.00 / NA / NA FDY: Findlay Apt : 85 / 62 / 0.03 / NA / NA TDZ: Toledo Executive Apt: 83 / 65 / 0.00 / NA / NA TOL: Toledo Express Apt : 85 / 64 / 0.12 / M / M : ---NORTHEAST OHIO--- CLE: Cleveland Hopkins : 81 / 64 / 0.00 / M / M BKL: Burke Lakefront Apt : 80 / 70 / 0.00 / NA / NA LPR: Lorain / Elyria Apt : 79 / 60 / 0.00 / NA / NA HZY: Northeast Ohio Apt : 80 / 58 / 0.00 / NA / NA CAK: Akron-Canton Apt : 85 / 62 / 0.01 / M / M AKR: Akron Fulton Apt : 86 / 63 / 0.13 / NA / NA BJJ: Wooster/Wayne Co Apt: 81 / 58 / 0.00 / NA / NA MFD: Mansfield Lahm Apt : 83 / 59 / 0.00 / M / M YNG: Youngstown Apt : 83 / 59 / 0.00 / M / M : ---SOUTHWEST OHIO--- LUK: Cincy Lunken Apt : 85 / 62 / 0.01 / NA / NA CVG: Cincy N. Kentucky : 86 / 63 / 0.00 / M / M HAO: Hamilton : 86 / 61 / 0.30 / NA / NA DAY: Dayton Apt : 82 / 62 / 0.04 / M / M MGY: Wright Bros Apt : 85 / 64 / 0.60 / NA / NA ILN: Wilmington : 83 / 61 / 0.00 / NA / NA : ---CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OHIO--- CMH: John Glenn APT : 84 / 63 / 0.00 / M / M OSU: OSU Apt : 83 / 60 / 0.00 / NA / NA VTA: Newark : 84 / 58 / 0.00 / NA / NA MNN: Marion Apt : 83 / 57 / 0.00 / NA / NA LHQ: Lancaster : 84 / 59 / 0.00 / NA / NA ZZV: Zanesville Apt : M / 61 / 0.80 / NA / NA PHD: New Philadelphia : 85 / 60 / 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 $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Indiana National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 845 AM EDT Mon Aug 13 2018 Values represent yesterday's high and low temperatures over the last 12 hours, 24-hour precipitation ending at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT, and snow depth at 7:00 a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. EDT. .BR IND 0813 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Indiana Temperature and Precipitation Stations :................................................................ : Station Max / Min / 24-Hr / Snow / Snow : Name Temp/ Temp/ Precip / Fall / Depth :................................................................ : : EVV : Evansville : 90 / 65 / 0.00 / M / M FWA : Fort Wayne : 87 / 64 / 0.00 / M / M IND : Indianapolis : 87 / 66 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SBN : South Bend : 84 / 63 / 0.00 / M / M : :Automated Surface Observation Stations/Unofficial Data BMG : Bloomington : 87 / 61 / 0.00 / M / M EYE : Eagle Creek Arpt : 86 / 67 / 0.00 / M / M GSH : Goshen Airport : 84 / 62 / 0.00 / M / M LAF : Lafayette : 86 / 61 / 0.00 / M / M MIE : Muncie : 85 / 61 / 0.04 / M / M IWX : Northern Indiana : 81 / 62 / 0.00 / M / M GEZ : Shelbyville : 86 / 61 / 0.00 / M / M HUF : Terre Haute : 87 / 59 / 0.00 / M / M VPZ : Valparaiso : 88 / 65 / 0.00 / M / M : :U.S. Climate Reference Network/Non-Commissioned Site/Unofficial Data FPCI3: Oolitic 2.6 WSW : 86 / 64 / 0.00 / M / M : :Unavailable parameters are indicated by M. .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by NCEI. Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the National Centers for Environmental Information /NCEI/ - www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Michigan Temperature and Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Gaylord MI 915 AM EDT Mon Aug 13 2018 Yesterday's High Temperature 12 hour Low Temperature ending at 8 am EDT 24 hr Precipitation total ending at 8 am EDT M= Missing Data T=Trace .BR APX 0813 ES DH00/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :............................................................. : MAX MIN 24 HOUR :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PRECIP :............................................................. :-- Upper Peninsula Stations -- CMX : Houghton County Airpor : 87 / 60 / 0.00 P59 : Copper Harbor : 80 / 68 / 0.00 IMT : Iron Mountain Airport : 88 / 58 / 0.00 MQT : NWS Marquette : 83 / 63 / 0.00 SAW : Gwinn : 82 / 59 / M IWD : Ironwood Airport : 89 / 58 / M ESC : Escanaba : 79 / 55 / M MNM : Menominee : 83 / 60 / M ERY : Newberry : 83 / 55 / M ANJ : Sault Ste Marie : 87 / 62 / 0.00 :-- Northern Lower Peninsula Stations -- PLN : Pellston : 88 / 49 / 0.00 TVC : Traverse City : 85 / 62 / 0.00 GLR : Gaylord : 85 / 53 / 0.00 APN : Alpena : 83 / 55 / 0.00 HTL : Houghton Lake : 88 / 55 / 0.00 :-- Southwest Lower Peninsula Stations -- GRR : Grand Rapids : 87 / 63 / 0.00 LAN : Lansing : 86 / 61 / 0.00 MKG : Muskegon : 89 / 61 / 0.00 AZO : Kalamazoo : 86 / 63 / 0.00 BTL : Battle Creek : 86 / 65 / 0.00 BIV : Holland : 87 / 60 / 0.00 JXN : Jackson : 85 / 58 / 0.00 BEH : Benton Harbor : 85 / 61 / 0.00 :-- Southeast Lower Peninsula Stations -- ADG : Adrian - ASOS : 84 / 61 / M DET : Detroit City - ASOS : 82 / 66 / 0.00 DTW : Detroit Metro - Asos : 85 / 65 / 0.00 FNT : Flint - ASOS : 84 / 57 / 0.00 PTK : Pontiac - Asos : 83 / 61 / 0.00 MBS : Saginaw - ASOS : 84 / 61 / 0.00 WHK : White Lake : 80 / 54 / 0.02 .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 858 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 .BR MKE 0813 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ High temperatures from airport ASOS/AWOS are for the 24 hours ending at 1 AM today. Low temperatures are for the 12 hours ending at 7 AM this morning. Precipitation is for the 24 hours ending at 7 AM. High Low Precip Temp Temp (in.) MKE : Milwaukee ASOS: 84 / 65 / 0.00 MSN : Madison ASOS: 88 / 63 / 0.00 FLD : Fond Du Lac ASOS: 89 / 59 / 0.00 SBM : Sheboygan ASOS: 84 / 56 / 0.00 ENW : Kenosha ASOS: 85 / 58 / 0.00 RAC : Racine ASOS: 84 / 63 / 0.00 LNR : Lone Rock ASOS: 89 / 65 / 0.00 DLL : Baraboo/Dells AWOS: 89 / 63 / M C35 : Reedsburg AWOS: 87 / 63 / M MRJ : Mineral Point AWOS: 86 / 68 / M C29 : Middleton-5 NW AWOS: 87 / 62 / M JVL : Janesville AWOS: 88 / 63 / M EFT : Monroe AWOS: 86 / 68 / M RYV : Watertown AWOS: 86 / 59 / M UNU : Juneau AWOS: 85 / 62 / M UES : Waukesha AWOS: 84 / 57 / M ETB : West Bend AWOS: 86 / 55 / M BUU : Burlington AWOS: 85 / 55 / M MWC : Milw.-Timmerman AWOS: 84 / 61 / M .End .BR MKE 0813 C DH07/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ 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. ID Location Obs High Low Precip Time Temp Temp (in.) AFTW3: Afton-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 87 / 62 / 0.00 ALLW3: Allenton-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 BABW3: Baraboo-WWTP-COOP : DH0723/ 89 / 62 / 0.00 BEAW3: Beaver Dam-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 86 / 60 / 0.00 BLGW3: Belgium-1 NW-WWTP-COOP: DH0820/ 89 / 57 / 0.00 BLTW3: Beloit-College-COOP : DH0600/ 82 / 60 / 0.00 BLNW3: Berlin-2 N-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 86 / 62 / 0.00 BROW3: Brodhead-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 87 / 63 / 0.00 BFDW3: Brookfield-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 85 / 59 / 0.00 BGTW3: Burlington-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 85 / 57 / 0.00 CUSW3: Columbus-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 DARW3: Darlington-WWTP-COOP : DH0550/ 87 / 61 / 0.00 DLNW3: Delavan-WWTP-COOP : DH0708/ 86 / 59 / 0.00 FATW3: Ft. Atkins.-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 87 / 62 / 0.00 FDLW3: Fond Du Lac-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 84 / 62 / 0.00 FCDW3: Fond Du Lac-2 SW-COOP : DH0700/ 87 / 63 / 0.00 GERW3: Germantown-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 85 / 56 / 0.00 HARW3: Hartford-WWTP-COOP : DH0630/ 86 / 57 / 0.00 HORW3: Horicon-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 84 / 60 / 0.00 LGEW3: Lake Geneva-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 LKMW3: Lake Mills-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 88 / 63 / 0.00 CHMW3: Madison-Charmany-COOP : DH0652/ 86 / 66 / MTOW3: Milton-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 MWC : Milw.-Timmerman-COOP : DH0700/ 84 / 61 / MMCW3: Milw.-Mt Mary Col-COOP: DH0700/ 86 / 62 / 0.00 MONW3: Monroe-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 87 / 63 / 0.00 MRBW3: Mt. Horeb-1S-WWTP-COOP: DH0700/ / / 0.00 ONCW3: Oconomowoc-South-UCOOP: DH0811/ / / 0.00 GIBW3: Oostburg-N-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 PYRW3: Palmyra-1N-WWTP-UCOOP : DH0700/ / / 0.00 PLLW3: Pell Lake-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 86 / 56 / 0.00 PORW3: Portage-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 87 / 64 / 0.00 RCHW3: Richfield/Colgate-COOP: DH0600/ 87 / 60 / 0.00 RCNW3: Racine-Lake-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 78 / 66 / 0.00 RBGW3: Reedsburg-WWTP-COOP : DH0800/ 89 / 62 / 0.00 ROCW3: Rochester-1S-WWTP-COOP: DH0600/ 86 / 57 / 0.00 SAVW3: Saukville-WWTP-COOP : DH0600/ 81 / 57 / 0.00 SEEW3: So. Mke-WWTP-Lake-COOP: DH0720/ 81 / 65 / 0.00 SLRW3: Slinger-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 84 / 55 / 0.00 STOW3: Stoughton-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 89 / 64 / 0.00 TAHW3: Taycheedah-UCOOP : DH0505/ 87 / 64 / 0.00 UGRW3: Union Grove-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 82 / 56 / 0.00 WATW3: Watertown-WWTP-COOP : DH0700/ 86 / 62 / 0.00 WTBW3: West Bend-Water-COOP : DH0730/ 86 / 59 / 0.00 WSTW3: West Bend-NE-Fire-COOP: DH0700/ / / 0.00 WHTW3: Whitewater-WWTP-COOP : DH0828/ 86 / 59 / 0.00 .End .BR MKE 0813 C DH00/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ Data for the 24 hours ending at midnight. Obs High Low Precip Time Temp Temp (in.) KENW3: Kenosha-WWTP-COOP : DH0000/ 81 / 66 / 0.00 MKX: Sullivan-3 SE-NWS : DH0000/ 86 / 62 / 0.00 FDCW3: Fond Du Lac-COOP : DH0000/ 87 / 63 / 0.00 .End Data below is from the CoCoRaHS network and is for the 24 hours ending around 7 AM. Precip (in.) ID County Location WSB12: Sheboygan Sheboygan-3 NW : 0.00 WSB10: Sheboygan Random Lake : 0.00 WSK02: Sauk Rock Springs-3 SW : 0.00 WLF05: Lafayette Benton : 0.00 WCB04: Columbia Portage-6 SW : 0.00 WCB11: Columbia Poynette-7 NW : 0.00 WCB01: Columbia Columbus-1 S : 0.00 WDA39: Dane Madison-4 W : 0.00 WDA13: Dane Madison-4 W : 0.00 WDA46: Dane Madison-6.4 W : 0.00 WDA03: Dane Madison-5 SW : 0.00 WDA31: Dane Deerfield-1 N : 0.00 WDA44: Dane Brooklyn-1 NE : 0.00 WJF10: Jefferson Palmyra-2 N : 0.00 WGN05: Jefferson Monticello-2 SE : 0.00 WRK06: Rock Evansville-E : 0.00 WRK07: Rock Janesville-5 N : 0.00 WRK15: Rock Beloit-1-SE : 0.00 WWK51: Waukesha Waukesha-2 NW : 0.00 WWK54: Waukesha Waukesha-1.6 NW : 0.00 WWK57: Waukesha Dousman-3 SE : 0.00 WOZ09: Ozaukee Port. Wash.-4 NE : 0.00 WOZ17: Ozaukee Newburg : 0.00 WOZ16: Ozaukee Grafton-SE : 0.00 WWK04: Waukesha Waukesha-2 SW : 0.00 WWK47: Waukesha New Berlin-2 NW : 0.00 WWK35: Waukesha New Berlin-1 SE : 0.00 WWK16: Waukesha Muskego-1 W : 0.00 WMW43: Milwaukee Brown Deer-1 NW : 0.00 WMW18: Milwaukee West Allis-1 SE : 0.00 WMW23: Milwaukee Greendale-1 NE : 0.00 WWW01: Walworth East Troy-3 NE : 0.00 WWW12: Walworth Elkhorn-SE : 0.00 WWW10: Walworth Delavan-3 SW : 0.00 WRC12: Racine Racine-3 NNE : 0.00 WRC03: Racine Racine-2 SW : 0.00 WKN06: Kenosha Kenosha-2 S : 0.00 WKN11: Kenosha Pleasant Pr.-4 NW : 0.00 WKN18: Kenosha Twin Lakes-WWTP : 0.00 $$ Maximum/Minimum Temperature and Precipitation Table National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL 727 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 High temperature yesterday Low temperature last 12 hours Precipitation last 24 hours .BR LOT 0813 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ :ID Location High Low Pcpn ORD : Chicago-O'Hare : 87 / 66 / 0.00 CNII2: Chi-Northerly Isle : 81 / 70 / MDW : Chicago-Midway : 88 / 67 / 0.00 LOTI2: NWS Romeoville : 89 / 61 / 0.00 RFD : Rockford : 87 / 62 / 0.00 DPA : DuPage Airport : 89 / 60 / 0.00 UGN : Waukegan : 84 / 61 / 0.00 ARR : Aurora Airport : 89 / 57 / 0.00 PWK : Wheeling : 88 / 66 / 0.00 MLI : Moline : 90 / 63 / 0.00 BMI : Bloomington : 89 / 63 / 0.00 CMI : Champaign : 87 / 60 / 0.00 DEC : Decatur : 88 / 62 / 0.00 LWV : Lawrenceville : 90 / 64 / 0.00 ILX : NWS Lincoln : 87 / 60 / 0.00 MTO : Mattoon : 86 / 65 / 0.00 PIA : Peoria : 90 / 67 / 0.00 SPI : Springfield : 90 / 66 / 0.00 CPS : Cahokia : 90 / 64 / 0.00 UIN : Quincy : 90 / 66 / 0.00 MDH : Carbondale : 86 / 62 / 0.00 .END Please note that only the readings for Chicago-O'Hare, Rockford, Lincoln, Peoria, Springfield, and Moline are to be used for climatological purposes. Other stations are supplemental, and should not be used for official climatological data. These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the national climatic data center /NCDC/. Therefore... These data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature And Precipitation Table For Missouri National Weather Service St Louis MO 723 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 12 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6 AM CST/7 AM CDT .BR LSX 0813 CS DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ :............................................................... : Station | Max | Min | 24-hr | Snow | Snow | : Name | Tmp | Tmp | Precip | Fall | Depth | :............................................................... : CGI : Cape Girardeau : 88 / 64 / 0.00 / / CDJ : Chillicothe : 91 / 67 / 0.00 / / COU : Columbia : 95 / 68 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 FAM : Farmington : 86 / 62 / 0.00 / / JEF : Jefferson City : 91 / 67 / 0.00 / / JLN : Joplin : 93 / 69 / 0.09 / / MCI : Kansas City Intl : 91 / 68 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MKC : Kansas City Dwtn : 95 / 74 / 0.00 / / IRK : Kirksville : 90 / 63 / 0.00 / / AIZ : Osage Beach : 94 / 67 / 0.00 / / POF : Poplar Bluff : 88 / 65 / 0.00 / / STJ : St. Joseph : 92 / 67 / 0.00 / / DMO : Sedalia : 96 / 68 / 0.00 / / SUS : Chesterfield : 90 / 65 / 0.00 / / SGF : Springfield : 92 / 69 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SET : St Charles : 91 / 64 / 0.00 / / STL : St. Louis : 90 / 70 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 VIH : Rolla/Vichy : 92 / 65 / 0.00 / / UNO : West Plains : 89 / 65 / 0.00 / / .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information. (NCEI) Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified data can be accessed at www.ncei.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Central Iowa National Weather Service Des Moines IA 842 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 .BR DMX 0813 C DH01/DC1808130841/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 : 91 / 67 / 0.00 / / AMW : Ames ASOS : 88 / 61 / 0.00 / / DSM : Des Moines ASOS : 90 / 68 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 DMX : NWS Johnston* : 88 / 66 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MIW : Marshalltown ASOS : 86 / 62 / 0.00 / / EST : Estherville ASOS : 85 / 62 / 0.00 / / FOD : Fort Dodge AWOS : 87 / 66 / 0.00 / / MCW : Mason City ASOS : 86 / 60 / 0.00 / / MSCI4: Mason City* : M / M / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 ALO : Waterloo ASOS : 85 / 60 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OTM : Ottumwa ASOS : 90 / 60 / 0.00 / / : :* Cooperative weather observation site : : : Other Automated Locations : : ...North Central Iowa... AXA : Algona AWOS : 86 / 66 / 0.00 / / CAV : Clarion AWOS : 88 / 64 / 0.00 / / FXY : Forest City AWOS : 84 / 61 / 0.00 / / HPT : Hampton AWOS : 84 / 59 / 0.00 / / : : ...West Central Iowa... ADU : Audubon AWOS : 90 / 57 / 0.00 / / CIN : Carroll AWOS : M / M / 0.00 / / DNS : Denison AWOS : 86 / 64 / 0.00 / / : : ...Central Iowa... IKV : Ankeny AWOS : 88 / 63 / 0.00 / / BNW : Boone AWOS : 86 / 63 / 0.00 / / GGI : Grinnell AWOS : 85 / 63 / 0.00 / / IFA : Iowa Falls AWOS : 87 / 64 / 0.01 / / TNU : Newton AWOS : 86 / 63 / 0.00 / / PRO : Perry AWOS : 88 / 61 / 0.00 / / NSSI4: Prairie City/NS NWR: 88 / 63 / 0.00 / / EBS : Webster City AWOS : M / M / 0.00 / / : : ...Southwestern Iowa... AIO : Atlantic AWOS : 90 / 59 / 0.00 / / : : ...South Central Iowa... TVK : Centerville AWOS : 90 / 63 / 0.00 / / CNC : Chariton AWOS : 90 / 64 / 0.00 / / CSQ : Creston AWOS : 88 / 63 / 0.00 / / OXV : Knoxville AWOS : 90 / 64 / 0.00 / / SSFI4: Lucas/Stephens SF : 92 / 65 / 0.00 / / I75 : Osceola AWOS : 92 / 62 / 0.00 / / PEA : Pella AWOS : 89 / 64 / 0.00 / / : : ...Southeastern Iowa... OOA : Oskaloosa AWOS : 88 / 62 / 0.00 / / : .END .BR DMX 0813 C DH0841/DC1808130841/TX/TN/PP/SF/SD : : Values represent the 24 hours ending around 7 AM Central Time : : Cooperative observer and other locations : : Date/Time Max Min Snow : Location DDHHMM Temp Temp Pcpn Snow Depth : : ...Northwestern Iowa... ESTI4: Estherville : DD130700/ 86 / 62 / 0.00 / / POCI4: Pocahontas : DD130800/ 87 / 63 / 0.00 / / : : ...North Central Iowa... ALGI4: Algona : DD130652/ 88 / 61 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CLII4: Clarion : DD130600/ 88 / 60 / 0.00 / / FSCI4: Forest City : DD130700/ 85 / 64 / 0.00 / / HPTI4: Hampton : DD130700/ 87 / 60 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 LMLI4: Lake Mills : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / MCWI4: Mason City : DD130700/ 85 / 61 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 SWEI4: Swea City : DD130600/ 84 / 58 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...Northeastern Iowa... TRPI4: Tripoli : DD130700/ 86 / 63 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...West Central Iowa... AUDI4: Audubon : DD130800/ 88 / 56 / 0.00 / / COOI4: Coon Rapids : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / DNSI4: Denison : DD130700/ 86 / 63 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GTHI4: Guthrie Center : DD130800/ 90 / 57 / 0.00 / / RKWI4: Rockwell City : DD130700/ 85 / 63 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 RWCI4: Rockwell City : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / : : ...Central Iowa... AESI4: Ames : DD130600/ 86 / 61 / 0.00 / / BNWI4: Boone : DD130800/ 88 / 63 / 0.00 / / CLUI4: Clutier : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / GRWI4: Garwin : DD130600/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GRII4: Grinnell : DD130700/ 85 / 61 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 GNDI4: Grundy Center : DD130730/ 85 / 63 / 0.00 / / IWAI4: Iowa Falls : DD130700/ 86 / 61 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MSHI4: Marshalltown : DD130700/ 87 / 60 / 0.00 / / MXWI4: Maxwell : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / NWTI4: Newton : DD130700/ 86 / 64 / 0.00 / / OGDI4: Ogden : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / STYI4: Story City : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / TLDI4: Toledo : DD130700/ 85 / 59 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 WEBI4: Webster City : DD130700/ 86 / 60 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : : ...Southwestern Iowa... ADAI4: Adair : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / ATLI4: Atlantic : DD130700/ 91 / 58 / 0.00 / / GRNI4: Greenfield : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / : : ...South Central Iowa... ALBI4: Albia : DD130700/ 89 / 63 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 BCNI4: Beaconsfield : DD130700/ 90 / 62 / 0.00 / / CNTI4: Centerville : DD130700/ 91 / 59 / 0.00 / / CMBI4: Columbia : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / / IDAI4: Indianola : DD130700/ 91 / 62 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 KNXI4: Knoxville : DD130800/ 90 / 66 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 3OI : Lamoni : DD130700/ 92 / 68 / 0.00 / / OSEI4: Osceola : DD130700/ 93 / 60 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 PEAI4: Pella : DD130700/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 RADI4: Rathbun Dam : DD130700/ 89 / 64 / 0.00 / / : : ...Southeastern Iowa... BLMI4: Bloomfield : DD130800/ / / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 : .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control /QC/ by NCDC. Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the National Climatic Data Center /NCDC/ - www.ncdc.noaa.gov . $$ State Temperature And Precipitation Summary National Weather Service Bismarck ND 744 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 .BR BIS 0813 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : :VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAY'S HIGHS...LOWS OVER THE LAST 12 HOURS :AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 7 AM CDT. :ASOS SITES ARE AUTOMATED AND MAY UNDER-ESTIMATE WINTER PRECIP. : :CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS :................................................................ : STATION MAX / MIN / 24-HR / SNOW / SNOW : NAME TEMP/ TEMP / PRECIP / FALL / DEPTH :................................................................ : : CENTRAL TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 0813 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ BIS : Bismarck ASOS : 104 / 66 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 JMS : Jamestown FAA : 90 / 66 / 0.00 / M / M MOT : Minot FAA : 106 / 65 / 0.00 / M / M ISN : Williston WSO : 108 / 67 / 0.00 / M / M N60 : Garrison ASOS : 104 / 64 / 0.00 / M / M MIB : Minot Air Force Bas: 104 / 65 / 0.00 / M / M GFK : ASOS @ Grand Forks : 98 / 71 / 0.00 / M / M FAR : ASOS @ Fargo Airpor: 93 / 71 / 0.00 / M / M RDR : ASOS @ Grand Forks : 96 / 71 / 0.00 / M / M DVL : AWOS @ Devils Lake : 98 / 72 / 0.00 / M / M .END : MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE STATIONS .BR BIS 0813 M DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ DIK : Dickinson Theodore : 104 / 68 / 0.00 / M / M HEI : Hettinger ASOS : 103 / 60 / 0.00 / M / M .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Center for Environmental Information /NCEI/. Therefore these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table For SD National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD 740 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR FSD 0813 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 : 94 / 67 / 0.00/ M/ M BKX : Brookings : 85 / 66 / 0.00/ M/ M 9V9 : Chamberlain : 91 / 67 / 0.00/ M/ M HON : Huron Airport : 90 / 67 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 MDS : Madison AWOS : 84 / 64 / 0.00/ M/ M MHE : Mitchell ASOS : 92 / 67 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 MBG : Mobridge AP : 102 / 70 / 0.00/ M/ M PIR : Pierre Regional A: 100 / 65 / 0.00/ M/ M FSD : Sioux Falls Airpo: 88 / 67 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 8D3 : Sisseton AP : 88 / 70 / 0.00/ M/ M ATY : Watertown Regiona: 85 / 66 / 0.00/ M/ M ICR : Winner AP : 95 / 67 / 0.00/ M/ M YKN : Yankton AWOS : 87 / 66 / 0.00/ M/ M .End : : Locations in Mountain Time Zone... : : MAX MIN SNOW SNOW :ID LOCATION TEMP TEMP PCPN FALL DEPTH : 2WX : Buffalo : 106 / 69 / 0.00/ M/ M CUT : Custer AP : 85 / 51 / 0.00/ M/ M D07 : Faith AP : 101 / 65 / 0.00/ M/ M PHP : Philip AP : 100 / 66 / 0.00/ M/ M IEN : Pine Ridge AP : 91 / 61 / 0.00/ M/ M UNRS2: Rapid City NWS : 93 / 65 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 RAP : Rapid City AP : 94 / 57 / 0.00/ 0.0/ 0 .End These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center /NCDC/. Therefore... these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for Nebraska National Weather Service Hastings NE 724 AM CDT MON AUG 13 2018 : Values represent yesterday's highs, lows over the last 12 hours : and precipitation the last 24 hours ending at 7 am CDT (6 am MDT). .BR GID 0813 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ : : Snow Snow : Station Max / Min / Pcpn / Fall / Depth : ANW : Ainsworth Airport : 87 / 60 / 0.00 / / BVN : Albion Airport : 88 / 63 / 0.00 / / AIA : Alliance : 88 / 51 / 0.00 / / AUH : Aurora Aiport : 87 / 64 / 0.00 / / BIE : Beatrice Airport : 93 / 69 / 0.00 / / BTA : Blair Airport : 88 / 68 / 0.00 / / BBW : Broken Bow Airport: 87 / 57 / 0.00 / / CDR : Chadron : 94 / 59 / 0.00 / / OLU : Columbus Airport : 86 / 66 / 0.00 / / FNB : Falls City Airport: 92 / 65 / 0.00 / / FET : Fremont Airport : 90 / 68 / 0.00 / / GRN : Gordon Airport : 90 / 54 / 0.00 / / GRI : Grand Island Arpt : 88 / 65 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 HSI : Hastings Airport : 88 / 68 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 HJH : Hebron Airport : 91 / 65 / 0.00 / / HDE : Holdrege Airport : 85 / 63 / 0.00 / / IML : Imperial Airport : 85 / 59 / 0.00 / / EAR : Kearney Airport : 86 / 63 / 0.00 / / IBM : Kimball Airport : 87 / 52 / 0.00 / / LXN : Lexington Airport : 86 / 62 / 0.00 / / LNK : Lincoln Airport : 93 / 68 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MCK : McCook Airport : 87 / 65 / 0.00 / / AFK : Nebraska City Arpt: 90 / 65 / 0.00 / / OFK : Norfolk Airport : 89 / 66 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 LBF : North Platte Arpt : 90 / 61 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OFF : Offutt AFB : 89 / 63 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OGA : Ogallala Airport : 88 / 61 / 0.00 / / OMA : Omaha/Eppley : 91 / 68 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 MLE : Omaha/Millard : 90 / 68 / 0.00 / / ONL : O'Neill Airport : 88 / 64 / 0.00 / / ODX : Ord Airport : 87 / 60 / 0.00 / / PMV : Plattsmouth Arpt : 88 / 68 / 0.00 / / BFF : Scottsbluff : 92 / 57 / 0.00 / / SNY : Sidney : 90 / 53 / 0.00 / / TQE : Tekamah Airport : 90 / 60 / 0.00 / / TIF : Thedford Airport : 90 / 64 / 0.00 / / VTN : Valentine Airport : 95 / 61 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 OAX : Valley NWS Office : 89 / 69 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 AHQ : Wahoo Airport : 89 / 63 / 0.00 / / LCG : Wayne Airport : 88 / 62 / 0.00 / / JYR : York Airport : 86 / 64 / 0.00 / / : State Temperature Extremes : : 95 degrees at Valentine Airport : 51 degrees at Alliance : .END These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly known as NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at www.ncdc.noaa.gov. $$ JMBW Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table for North Central...Northeast and East Central Kansas National Weather Service Topeka KS 705 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 Values represent highs yesterday...lows over the last 12 hours and precipitation over the last 24 hours ending at 6 AM CST/7 AM CDT. .BR TOP 0813 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 : 96 / 70 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 CNK : Concordia Airport : 91 / 65 / 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 .END .BR TOP 0813 C DH01/TAIRZX/DH07/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : : ***Other Automated First Order Stations*** : : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn FOE : Topeka Forbes Field : 96 / 69 / 0.00 LWC : Lawrence Airport : 94 / 66 / 0.00 MHK : Manhattan Airport : 96 / 66 / 0.00 EMP : Emporia Airport : 92 / 69 / 0.00 .END ***Other Automated Stations*** : Max Min :Id Location Temp Temp Pcpn MYZ : Marysville Airport : 93 / 68 / M OWI : Ottawa Municipal Airport : 93 / 68 / .END .BR TOP 0813 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 OTTK1: Ottawa : DH0700 / 93 / 64 / 0.00 / M / M KPRK1: Princeton 5NE : DH0700 / / / 0.17 / 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. $$ Colorado Temperature And Precipitation Table National Weather Service Pueblo CO 632 AM MDT Mon Aug 13 2018 High temperature yesterday Low temperature past 18 hours 24 hour precipitation ending at 6AM MDT Snow depth at 6AM MDT .B DEN 180813 M DH06/TX/TN/PP/SD : ...Colorado... : Snow : High Low Pcpn Depth AKO : Akron : 85 / 58 / 0.00 / M ALS : Alamosa : 83 / 43 / T / 0 ASE : Aspen : 90 / 50 / T / M ITR : Burlington : 82 / 60 / 0.00 / M APA : Centennial Arpt : 88 / 53 / 0.00 / M COS : Colorado Springs : 80 / 52 / 0.00 / 0 CEZ : Cortez : 91 / 56 / T / M CAG : Craig : 98 / 48 / 0.00 / M DEN : Denver Intl Arpt : 90 / 54 / 0.00 / M DRO : Durango : 85 / 50 / T / M EGE : Eagle : 94 / 53 / M / M FNL : Ft Collins Arpt : 92 / 53 / 0.00 / M GJT : Grand Junction : 99 / 68 / 0.00 / 0 GXY : Greeley Airport : 93 / 51 / 0.00 / M GUC : Gunnison : 85 / 41 / M / M HDN : Hayden : 92 / 56 / M / M LHX : La Junta : 87 / 59 / 0.00 / M LAA : Lamar : 87 / 59 / 0.00 / M LXV : Leadville : 79 / 37 / T / M LIC : Limon : 79 / 48 / 0.00 / M EEO : Meeker : 97 / 56 / 0.00 / M MTJ : Montrose : 94 / 62 / T / M PUB : Pueblo : 88 / 57 / 0.00 / 0 RIL : Rifle : 98 / 60 / 0.00 / M SPD : Springfield : 82 / 57 / 0.00 / M TEX : Telluride : 79 / 52 / M / M TAD : Trinidad : 86 / 61 / 0.00 / M .END From the above reports The highest temperature in Colorado yesterday was 99 degrees in Grand Junction. The lowest temperature in Colorado during the past 12 hours was 37 degrees in Leadville. $$ OKLAHOMA TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 110 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 24 HOUR HIGH...LOW AND PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 1252 AM CDT .BR OUN 0813 C DH01/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ : : HIGH LOW PCPN : :...WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS... LTS : ALTUS AFB : 88 / 70 / 0 CSM : CLINTON : 86 / 69 / 0 FDR : FREDERICK : 89 / 69 / 0 GAG : GAGE : 89 / 66 / 0 GUY : GUYMON : 90 / 58 / 0 HBR : HOBART : 88 / 69 / 0 FSI : LAWTON/FORT SILL : 85 / 65 / .02 LAW : LAWTON/AIRPORT : 87 / 66 / T SPS : WICHITA FALLS : 92 / 67 / 0 : :...NORTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... END : ENID/VANCE AFB : 87 / 70 / .03 GOK : GUTHRIE : 83 / 68 / .07 OKC : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILL ROGERS : 79 / 68 / .11 PWA : OKLAHOMA CITY/WILEY POST : 81 / 67 / .83 TIK : OKLAHOMA CITY/TINKER AFB : 82 / 69 / .27 PNC : PONCA CITY : 89 / 69 / T SWO : STILLWATER : 88 / 68 / T : :...EASTERN OKLAHOMA... BVO : BARTLESVILLE : 93 / 66 / 0 MLC : MCALESTER : 84 / 71 / .97 MKO : MUSKOGEE : 91 / 70 / 0 TUL : TULSA/INTL AIRPORT : 92 / 70 / 0 RVS : TULSA/JONES AIRPORT : 91 / 69 / 0 .END THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND HAVE NOT UNDERGONE FINAL QUALITY CONTROL BY THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION /NCEI/. THEREFORE THESE DATA ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION. FINAL AND CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH NCEI. WWW.NCEI.NOAA.GOV . Texas Temperature and Precipitation Table National Weather Service Lubbock TX 723 AM CDT Mon Aug 13 2018 Data Through 7AM CDT Values represent Highs yesterday...Lows over the last 12 Hours and Precipitation over the last 24 hours .BR LUB 0813 C DH00/TAIRZX/DH06/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ : :ID LOCATION HIGH LOW PCPN : 24HR :...NORTH TEXAS... ABI :Abilene ASOS : 79 / 70 / 0.64 GKY :Arlington : 87 / 74 / 0.26 CRS :Corsicana : 85 / 72 / 0.99 DAL :Dallas Love Field : 88 / 74 / 0.30 DFW :DFW Airport : 87 / 73 / 0.02 DTO :Denton : 88 / 73 / 0.32 AFW :Fort Worth Alliance : 88 / 73 / 0.12 FTW :Fort Worth Meacham : 85 / 73 / 0.23 GGG :Longview : 85 / 71 / 0.18 LFK :Lufkin : 90 / 70 / 0.32 TKI :McKinney : 85 / 73 / 0.17 MWL :Mineral Wells : 85 / 72 / 0.38 PRX :Paris : 83 / 71 / 0.68 TPL :Temple : 89 / 73 / 0.83 TRL :Terrell : 85 / 74 / 0.57 TYR :Tyler : 81 / 72 / 0.59 ACT :Waco : 90 / 73 / 0.25 SPS :Wichita Falls : 92 / 71 / 1.00 :...WEST TEXAS... AMA :Amarillo : 86 / 63 / 0 HHF :Canadian Airport : 88 / 67 / 0 CDS :Childress : 89 / 69 / T DHT :Dalhart : 88 / 56 / 0 6R6 :Dryden : 83 / 71 / 0.03 ELP :El Paso : 86 / 68 / 0 FST :Fort Stockton : 80 / 68 / 0.40 GDP :Guadalupe Pass : 77 / 61 / T LBB :Lubbock : 87 / 65 / 0.01 MRF :Marfa : 76 / 61 / 0 MAF :Midland : 79 / 70 / 0.83 MUST2:Muleshoe : 83 / 56 / 0 ODO :Odessa : 79 / 69 / T PEQ :Pecos : 84 / 69 / 0 PRS :Presidio : 85 / 71 / 0.26 SJT :San Angelo ASOS : 74 / 71 / 2.71 INK :Wink : 86 / 67 / M :...SOUTH TEXAS... ALI :Alice : 96 / 78 / 0 ATT :Austin Mabry : M / M / M AUS :Austin Bergstrom : 92 / 75 / 0.58 BPT :Beaumont : 92 / 75 / 0 BRO :Brownsville : 96 / 79 / 0.03 BMQ :Burnet : 88 / 73 / 0.23 CLL :College Station : 89 / 74 / 0.21 CXO :Conroe : 91 / 71 / 0.26 CRP :Corpus Christi : 92 / 78 / 0 NGP :Navy Corpus : 93 / 83 / 0 COT :Cotulla : 93 / 73 / 0.47 DRT :Del Rio : 79 / 73 / 0.47 GLS :Galveston : 92 / 82 / 0 GTU :Georgetown : 89 / 74 / 0.32 HRL :Harlingen : 98 / 77 / 0.23 HDO :Hondo : 89 / 75 / 0.36 HOU :Houston Hobby : 92 / 78 / 0 IAH :Houston Bush : 93 / 76 / 0 UTS :Huntsville : 91 / 72 / 0.13 JCT :Junction ASOS : 83 / 72 / 0.40 NQI :Kingsville : 94 / 80 / 0.03 LRD :Laredo : 102 / 78 / 0.06 MFE :McAllen : 101 / 82 / 0 BAZ :New Braunfels : 89 / 78 / 0.50 PSX :Palacios : 93 / 83 / 0 LVJ :Pearland : 92 / 77 / 0 RKP :Rockport : 93 / 83 / 0 SAT :San Antonio : 85 / 74 / 0.41 SSF :San Antonio Stinson : 87 / 73 / 2.17 HYI :San Marcos : 89 / 76 / 0.38 DWH :Tomball : 90 / 74 / 0.29 VCT :Victoria : 97 / 78 / 0 :...OTHERS... SHV :Shreveport : 83 / 69 / 0.35 TXK :Texarkana : 80 / 70 / 0.37 .END Texas Temperature Extremes: Highest...102 degrees at Laredo Lowest....56 degrees at Dalhart and Muleshoe $$

DTN Early Word Grains 08/13 05:55 Plenty of Bearish Influence Early Monday December corn was down 3 3/4 cents, November soybeans were down 8 1/2 cents, and September Chicago wheat was down 7 1/2 cents. By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was down 3 3/4 cents, November soybeans were down 8 1/2 cents, and September Chicago wheat was down 7 1/2 cents. CME Globex Recap: Stock markets are starting lower Monday with investors especially shunning emerging markets while concerns about debt exposure to Turkey increase. The September U.S. dollar index is fairly quiet, trading up 0.07 while most commodities are trading lower. Grains are starting lower with influence still coming from Friday's bearish USDA estimates. OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Friday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 196.09 points at 25,313.14 and the S&P 500 down 20.30 points at 2,833.28 while the 10-year Treasury yield ended at 2.86%. Early Monday, DJIA futures were down 81 points. Asian markets are lower with Japan's Nikkei 225 down 440.65 (-2.0%) and China's Shanghai Composite down 9.44 (-0.3%). European markets are also lower with London's FTSE 100 down 35.55 points (-0.5%), Germany's DAX down 54.19 points (-0.4%), and France's CAC 40 down 13.68 points (-0.3%). The euro was down .0014 and the U.S. dollar index was up 0.15 at 96.41. September 30-year T-Bonds were down 9/32nds while December gold was down $8.30 at $1,210.70 and September crude oil was up $0.02 at $67.65. Soybeans on China's Dalian Exchange were steady to higher and Malaysian palm oil futures were down 1.6%.

Market Matters Blog 08/06 10:48 US Infrastructure: Still in the Back of the Funding Line DDG Prices Move Higher US Surface Transportation Board Still Waiting for Three New Members 2018 Spring Wheat Tour Preview: What Will Scouts Find? DDG Prices Weaker Positive Train Control: Are All US Railroads Ready for the 2018 Deadline? DDG Prices Lower Summer Storms Unkind to Farmers in Upper Midwest Region Rain Filling Rivers DDG Prices Continue to Move Lower ****************************************************************************** US Infrastructure: Still in the Back of the Funding Line On Aug. 1, 2007, at 6:05 pm CDT during rush hour in downtown Minneapolis, the I-35W bridge collapsed, sending cars, construction workers and trucks in to the Mississippi River below. A school bus carrying 63 children was also on the bridge, sitting precariously on a portion of the bridge that did not fall into the river. All the children were rescued but in the end, 13 people were killed and 145 were wounded. It was a miracle that the death toll was as low as it was, given that within the hour before the collapse, traffic was heavier. This was partially due to baseball fans driving downtown for a Minnesota Twins game that evening. Also, at the time of the collapse, four of the eight lanes were closed for resurfacing, which had many cars finding different routes in and out of downtown. On Jan. 15, 2008, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced it had determined a design flaw as the likely cause of the collapse, noting that a "too-thin gusset plate" ripped along a line of rivets, and additional weight on the bridge at the time contributed to the catastrophic failure. The I-35W bridge collapse sparked immediate calls within the state of Minnesota, as well as across the country, that the federal government must step up and invest funds in repairing and replacing the nation's aging and crumbling infrastructure, including bridges. The collapse of the I-35W bridge was not due to deferred maintenance or neglect noted the NTSB. In fact, at the time of the collapse, construction had been taking place in the weeks prior, which included joint work and lighting replacement, and concrete and guardrails. According to Wikipedia, there were 575,000 pounds of construction supplies and equipment on the bridge. The NTSB said that because of that design flaw, the additional weight on the bridge at the time contributed to the catastrophic failure. Since the collapse, at least 120 of the 172 bridges identified as structurally deficient or fracture critical in Minnesota have been repaired or replaced. According to National Public Radio (NPR), Minnesota also stepped up and improved bridge inspections, and now sometimes uses drones to take photos and video of spots on bridges that are difficult for human inspectors to reach. The state now gets outside independent peer reviews of bridge design plans and has revamped its bridge maintenance worker-training program. US ROADS AND BRIDGES NEED DEDICATED FUNDING The Ag industry relies on U.S. roads and bridges to haul commodities to market. Those roads and bridges must be maintained in order for farmers and shippers to have a safe path to ship their commodities. If the federal government does not come up with a plan to fix the aging roads and bridges, everyone would suffer consequences. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) report card gave U.S. roads a D on their 2017 infrastructure report card. Here is a link to the report card, which also breaks out grades for each state in all infrastructure categories: https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/ At the National Grain and Feed Ag Transportation Summit in Washington, D.C., on July 25, two state Department of Transportation (DOT) directors spoke about the lack of funding for the U.S. roadways and said that there is a great need for dedicated and sustainable funding. The panel, consisting of Kirk Steudle, Michigan DOT and Tom Sorel, North Dakota DOT, discussed the fact that there is not enough money to maintain the interstate system. They suggested that each state raise their gas tax or registration fees or add tollways. The American Trucking Association (ATA) has said that it supports a fuel tax as a way to increase funding. On their website, the ATA notes, "Because it is a user fee, the fuel tax is the most conservative, cost-effective and viable solution to making that vision a reality. Ninety-nine cents of every dollar goes directly to road and bridge maintenance, and it doesn't add a penny to the deficit." Dr. David Ellis, Senior Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute with the Infrastructure Investment Analysis Program also spoke at the Summit. He said that as far as U.S infrastructure goes, there are more projects than there is money to fund them. "We had the best infrastructure in the world at one time," said Ellis. Population growth outweighed the ability of many states to keep up with new roads and bridges and repairs. "We need to be smarter and increase funding and change the way we get that funding," he added. He said that state and local governments would have to become responsible by adding fees and also by finding private sector investors. "We must tell the story to the consumer in a way they understand the monetary cost versus the cost of doing nothing," added Ellis. "Do the maintenance or face the consequences." In their 2017 infrastructure report card, the ASCE said that at end of 2016, the U.S. had 614,387 bridges (four in 10) that are 50 years or older. The study noted that one in 11 (9.1%) of bridges were designated structurally deficient. The study graded the overall condition of the U.S. bridges a C+. As for cost of repairing and or replacing, ASCE reported in the study that the most recent estimate puts the nation's backlog of bridge rehabilitation needs at $123 billion. Washington, D.C. based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) estimates it would take more than three decades to repair or replace the more than 55,000 bridges that are in most desperate need of it. Those of us in Minnesota who saw the aftermath of the collapse with our own eyes will never forget the catastrophe that took place the evening of Aug. 1, 2007, forever changing the lives of the 145 survivors and the families of the 13 people who died. Sadly, it appears the federal government has forgotten, as U.S. infrastructure still waits in the back of the long line where federal funds are allocated. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Move Higher OMAHA (DTN) -- The distillers dried grains (DDG) spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted pushed higher in the past two weeks at $134 per ton for the week ended August. That's up $13 per ton versus the last update on July 19. Values have significantly improved with the strength in corn prices and a pickup in export interest for U.S. DDGS. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended Aug. 2 was at 102.30%, and the value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 40.26%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.96, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $7.01. The DDG ratio to cash corn value remains pretty much in line with its two-year average and DDG remains the better value over soymeal. In its weekly DDGS price update, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) noted, "DDGS prices were up across the board this week, jumping to $224 per metric ton (mt) for FOB U.S. Gulf August shipment. Containers to Southeast Asia saw double-digit increases, with merchandisers reporting brisk market activity and sales to Vietnam and Thailand. According to USDA FAS, Vietnam's animal feed demand in 2018-19 will be up 3% to 30.9 million metric tons (mmt) due to expanding pork and aquaculture production. DDGS consumption will make the biggest jump in consumption, rising 45% to 1 mmt. Reportedly, ocean container capacity is filling up rapidly in response to the market's activity." ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 8/2/2018 7/19/2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $155 $135 $20 Modified $75 $67 $8 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $155 $140 $15 Wet $80 $65 $15 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $156 $147 $9 Indiana Dry $148 $138 $10 Iowa Dry $135 $120 $15 Michigan Dry $144 $130 $14 Minnesota Dry $120 $110 $10 North Dakota Dry $120 $110 $10 New York Dry $142 $130 $12 South Dakota Dry $120 $110 $10 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $135 $118 $17 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $145 $135 $10 Iowa Dry $125 $110 $15 Michigan Dry $140 $135 $5 Minnesota Dry $125 $105 $20 Missouri Dry $150 $140 $10 Ohio Dry $145 $135 $10 South Dakota Dry $115 $100 $15 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $121 $118 $3 Wet $35 $35 $0 Illinois Dry $158 $150 $8 Nebraska Dry $121 $118 $3 Wet $35 $35 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $145 $135 $10 Indiana Dry $140 $130 $10 Iowa Dry $125 $115 $10 Michigan Dry $140 $130 $10 Minnesota Dry $125 $110 $15 Nebraska Dry $125 $105 $20 New York Dry $150 $135 $15 North Dakota Dry $120 $110 $10 Ohio Dry $145 $130 $15 South Dakota Dry $120 $110 $10 Wisconsin Dry $140 $130 $10 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $140 $133 $7 Iowa Dry $117 $95 $22 Minnesota Dry $115 $100 $15 Nebraska Dry $120 $90 $30 Ohio Dry $145 $140 $5 South Dakota Dry $115 $105 $10 California $205 $184 $21 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $213 $199 $14 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $134 $121 $13 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 8/2/2018 $3.6675 $130.98 Soybean Meal 8/2/2018 $332.80 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $134.00 DDG Value Relative to: 8/2 7/19 Corn 102.30% 101.51% Soybean Meal 40.26% 36.59% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.96 $4.48 Soybean Meal $7.01 $6.92 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 ****************************************************************************** US Surface Transportation Board Still Waiting for Three New Members For the first time since its creation, Congress passed the Surface Transportation Board (also known as STB or Board) Reauthorization Act of 2015 that became law on Dec. 18, 2015. Among other things, the new act expanded the STB from three members to five. Here is a link to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/808/text/pl When President Trump was elected, he became responsible for nominating three new STB members, which would be subject to Senate confirmation. The political party in power can control the majority of the STB seats; meaning Republicans now have the opportunity to fill two of the three vacancies. Currently, the STB still consists of two members: Chairman Ann Begeman, a Republican, and Vice Chairman Deb Miller, a Democrat. In March of 2018, President Trump nominated two Republicans: Patrick Fuchs, a senior staff member of the Senate Commerce Committee and Michelle Schultz, associate general counsel for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). On July 6, 2018, President Trump nominated Martin J. Oberman, a Democrat and attorney from Chicago. All are awaiting review and confirmation by the Senate. Hon. Ann Begeman, STB Chairman, told participants on July 25 at the NGFA Ag Transportation Summit in Washington, D.C., that she is "hopeful" the three nominees are confirmed very soon. She said that rulemaking issues were on hold until the new members are confirmed, because they "need to be decided by all five members, not just two." Begeman is referring to these two issues: The rail rate case process and reciprocal switching. The rail rate case process has been under discussion since late 2013. Begeman noted what most shippers are painfully aware of this, and that is the current methodology used to challenge freight rail rates is unreasonable, time consuming and extremely costly for a shipper to file. Begeman said that, "rate reform is my top priority." The other issue, reciprocal switching, is perhaps the most contentious. Reciprocal switching refers to situations in which a Class I railroad that has physical access to a specific shipper's facility switches traffic from the facility to another railroad that does not have physical access, in exchange for compensation in the form of an access fee/switch charge. "This is a complicated issue," said Begeman. "We need to make sure we know what we're doing so there are no unintended consequences." Begeman added, "I want good rail service to where a shipper wants to go for the price they are willing to pay and don't have to worry about reciprocal switching costs." I asked Begeman if her hands were tied until the Board officially had five members, or were she and Miller able to rule on day-to-day issues, especially rail service issues. She said that other than the major rulemaking issues, the current Board is on top of service issues and shipper-related complaints. On March 16, 2018, the STB responded to industry concerns of poor rail service by sending a letter to all U.S. Class I railroads, requesting that they provide their service outlook plans in the near term and for the remainder of 2018, "due to increased concerns over deteriorating service." The STB asked for information about each railroad's network, including locomotive availability, employee resources, local service performance, service demand, communication strategies and capacity constraints. Here is a link to the letters received by the STB from the railroads: https://www.stb.gov/stb/elibrary/NDP_Correspondence.html Begeman said that shippers could contact her office at any time through the STB Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program. "This program solves problems in ways ranging from a simple answer to a telephone inquiry to lengthy informal mediation efforts," she said. Topics including questions on rates and other charges, railroad-car supply and service issues, claims for damage, interchange issues, employee complaints and community concerns. Begeman said that this program has been "successful for shippers." Here is a link to more information, including phone numbers and other ways for shippers to submit a complaint: https://www.stb.gov/stb/rail/consumer_asst.html "We can't fix everything," said Begeman, "but we sure will try." Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** 2018 Spring Wheat Tour Preview: What Will Scouts Find? The 2018 Wheat Quality Council spring wheat and durum tour will begin and end in Fargo, North Dakota, with scouts gathering Monday, July 23, in the evening and then heading out to check fields July 24 through the morning of July 26. Similar to last year, day one will cover the southern half of North Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northeast/north-central South Dakota. Day two will cover northwest and north-central North Dakota, with day three covering north-central/northeast North Dakota and northwest/west-central Minnesota. "Expectations for this year are, of course, for better conditions in the west as opposed to last year where drought has not been an issue this year," said Dave Green, executive vice president of the Wheat Quality Council. Green is referring to the severe drought that gripped the western part of North Dakota and north-central South Dakota last year where conditions were very poor. In fact, last year at this same time, the USDA weekly Crop Progress report showed spring wheat conditions in North Dakota as 40% very poor to poor, 28% fair and 28% good. South Dakota conditions showed 74% of the crop in very poor to poor condition, 18% fair and 7% good. As of July 15, the most current USDA weekly Crop Progress report showed that 4% of the North Dakota spring wheat is in very poor to poor condition, 13% is fair and 72% is good. South Dakota showed 13% of their spring in very poor to poor condition, 36% fair and 47% good. "South Dakota and North Dakota Wheat Commissions have been reporting that their crop is in good shape so far this year," said Green. He told me that, as of July 19, he had 55 scouts signed up to participate. "This year, I am sending a higher percentage of cars to the southwest due to higher acreage there." I had a chance to speak with farmers and elevator managers in North and South Dakota the past week and heard mixed expectations for their spring wheat crop. Keith Brandt, general manager of Plains, Grain and Agronomy in Enderlin, North Dakota said, "This spring wheat crop isn't the crop we had the last two years. The heat and dryness in May hurt wheat on lighter soils. And, we didn't get the tillering that we should. The stands are uneven and there is going to be issues with scab too. I don't buy the USDA yield estimate of 48 bushels per acre (bpa) statewide. That would match the record." Enderlin, North Dakota, is located in Cass and Ransom counties and is southwest of Fargo. An elevator manager in east-central North Dakota said that wheat is average to just below average to the east, south and north of him. "The Hope/Finley/Clifford areas are a little drier and were planted two weeks late and are a little below average for sure. All the wheat started out very nice, hit a dry spell and went backwards," he said. "It had enough moisture to go on, but headed short and thinner than normal. It got good rains so it should have filled nice." He told me that some areas are turning and are about two weeks out, but other areas still need a month. "I will tell you that some fields by my elevator look better from the road. One field I walked in had short and thinner-than-normal plants, with small heads and a lack of kernels. This was a field where the farmer put in all the necessary inputs and normally yields above average, but this year it will be average at best." Jeff Kittell, merchandiser at Border Ag and Energy in Russell, North Dakota, said, "The spring wheat in our area looks good at the present time as we have been receiving rain all summer. Concern now is for scab and vomitoxin as humidity and lots of dew-filled mornings are perfect conditions for disease. However, I am seeing a lot of fungicide spraying with hopes that it will keep disease at bay." Russell is located in the north-central part of the state in Bottineau County. One year ago, Allan Klain, Turtle Lake, North Dakota, had this to say: "We are in the dark red on the drought monitor here. My hay ground is burnt up and my spring wheat is thin stands and headed out and barely a foot tall." This summer, he has better news to share. "Our spring wheat looks good and we are expecting good yields. The early seeded fields lost some yield potential due to a very dry May. We had some emergence issues due to dryness at planting. It has evened out, but harvest could be drawn out. There has been a fair amount of spraying for fusarium (scab)." Turtle Lake is in McLean County and is in the south-central part of the state, north of Bismarck. Tim Luken, manager of Oahe Grain in Onida, South Dakota, said, "Spring wheat plants are short this year, and I am very surprised at this. We had moisture to start things off in good shape. The wrath of Mother Nature, I guess! Spring wheat is turning fast, and I am expecting we see some spring wheat cut by the end of the week." Last year, Onida was in the throes of a never-ending drought, and while two hailstorms moved through his area this summer, he was uncertain as to exactly how many spring wheat acres were lost along with winter wheat and corn. Onida is located in Sully County in north-central South Dakota. "Things are looking pretty good around here considering how late the crop went in," said Ryan Wagner, Wagner Farms, located near Roslyn, South Dakota. "I'm worried we pushed it a little too hard in June with all the heat, but rainfall has been more than adequate. Starting to hear a few reports of scab showing up, but not sure if that is just localized or widespread. It's been quite a while since we have had a bad scab year, so maybe we are just overreacting." Roslyn is located in Day County in northeastern South Dakota. "Overall, I'm starting to question whether or not this crop is as great as the USDA conditions indicate it is," said Wagner. "Acres are huge obviously, but between the scab issue and the warm June, I'm just not convinced it's going to be a bumper crop. Early winter wheat taken off around here this week was disappointing, but everyone says the spring wheat looks better." Wagner said that, on his farm, it's going to be a tough year for spring wheat because they got "slammed" with some pretty significant hail on July 9 on about half of his acres. "The crop insurance adjuster is coming to assess the damage, but we probably won't learn too much because the type of insurance we have requires all claims get deferred until after harvest." It will be interesting to see what the scouts find this year, especially given the uncertainty in some areas mentioned above. "Every car gives a detailed report each evening on their findings compared to previous year's results in each spot inspected," said Green. The 2017 spring wheat tour ended with an average yield of 38.1 bpa versus the USDA 2017 September Small Grains Report final U.S spring wheat yield at 41.0 bpa. When I was on the hard red winter wheat tour this past spring, Green told us that the tour is the industry's "first look" at the crop. "We know between now and harvest that yields can change, but the tour is a good starting point. It gives us the first snapshot of the 2018 crop." Scouts will be posting comments and pictures of scouted fields on Twitter using the hashtag #wheattour18. And, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here is link to information published by Ohio State University Extension on fusarium head blight, also referred to as scab: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-cer-06 Here is a link to information published by North Dakota Stata University on vomitoxin, also referred to as DON: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/crops/plant-disease-management-deoxynivalen ol-don-in-small-grains-1 Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Weaker OMAHA (DTN) -- The distillers dried grains (DDG) spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were mixed, but on average were lower this week at $121 per ton for the week ended July 19, down $1 versus one week ago. Values have improved from recent weeks in some areas, thanks in part to a slight improvement in cash corn prices and a pick-up in export interest for U.S. DDGS. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended July 19 was at 96.46%, and the value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 36.80%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.48, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.92. The DDG value to cash corn remains near the two-year average for this time frame. Even with soymeal values higher the past week and DDG prices lower, DDG is still a better value on a cost per unit of protein. In its weekly DDGS price update, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) noted, "DDGS prices were mostly steady to down slightly this week. DDGS at the Gulf were unchanged from last week, while U.S. rail rates fell slightly. With prices stable, merchandisers are reporting buyer activity from Southeast Asian markets including Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. Bangladeshi buyers are also reportedly active as container rates to that market fell to $267 per metric ton." Recently released U.S. Census Bureau data showed U.S. DDGS exports in May were up 38% from a year ago, with Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand the top destinations. Year-to-date reported export volumes are slightly up from the same period last year, noted USGC. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 7/19/2018 7/12/2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $135 $130 $5 Modified $67 $65 $2 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $65 $65 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $147 $145 $2 Indiana Dry $138 $138 $0 Iowa Dry $120 $120 $0 Michigan Dry $130 $130 $0 Minnesota Dry $110 $110 $0 North Dakota Dry $110 $110 $0 New York Dry $130 $140 -$10 South Dakota Dry $110 $110 $0 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $118 $120 -$2 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $135 $140 -$5 Iowa Dry $110 $105 $5 Michigan Dry $135 $140 -$5 Minnesota Dry $105 $105 $0 Missouri Dry $140 $140 $0 Ohio Dry $135 $140 -$5 South Dakota Dry $100 $100 $0 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $118 $118 $0 Wet $35 $35 $0 Illinois Dry $150 $150 $0 Nebraska Dry $118 $118 $0 Wet $35 $35 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $135 $135 $0 Indiana Dry $130 $130 $0 Iowa Dry $115 $115 $0 Michigan Dry $130 $125 $5 Minnesota Dry $110 $115 -$5 Nebraska Dry $105 $110 -$5 New York Dry $135 $135 $0 North Dakota Dry $110 $110 $0 Ohio Dry $130 $130 $0 South Dakota Dry $110 $110 $0 Wisconsin Dry $130 $130 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $133 $133 $0 Iowa Dry $95 $95 $0 Minnesota Dry $100 $100 $0 Nebraska Dry $90 $90 $0 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $105 $105 $0 California $184 $184 $0 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $199 $205 -$6 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $121 $122 -$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 7/19/2018 $3.5125 $125.45 Soybean Meal 7/19/2018 $328.80 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $121.00 DDG Value Relative to: 7/19 6/28 Corn 101.51% 101.51% Soybean Meal 36.59% 36.59% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.48 $4.52 Soybean Meal $6.92 $7.02 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 ****************************************************************************** Positive Train Control: Are All US Railroads Ready for the 2018 Deadline? In late 2015, Congress extended the deadline for positive train control implementation by at least three years to Dec. 31, 2018, with a possible extension to Dec. 31, 2020, if a railroad completed certain statutory requirements necessary to obtain an extension, according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The legislation, the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015, required all railroads to submit a revised PTC Implementation Plan (PTCIP) by Jan. 27, 2016, outlining when and how the railroad would have a system fully installed and activated. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a letter on Jan. 2, 2018, from Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to all the nation's Class I railroads, intercity passenger railroads and state and local transit authorities, stressing the urgency and importance of safely implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the upcoming year to meet the Dec. 31, 2018, deadline, as mandated by Congress. "Advancing the implementation of PTC is among the most important rail safety initiatives on the Department's agenda," Secretary Chao said in the letter. "FRA leadership has been directed to work with your organization's leadership to help create an increased level of urgency to underscore the imperative of meeting existing expectations for rolling out this critical rail-safety technology." U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, convened a hearing titled, "Implementation of Positive Train Control" on March 1, 2018. "Railroad passengers expect railroads to follow safety laws and implement the necessary technology to do so, including PTC," said Thune. "After troubling reports that some commuter railroads are falling behind on implementation, this hearing will examine what needs to get done and what railroads need to do to meet their obligations." Here is a link to the testimonies at the hearing: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/3/implementation-of-positi ve-train-control BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced in December 2017 that it had fully installed PTC and was operating under PTC on all mandated subdivisions well ahead of the year-end deadline. However, in mid-June, they submitted a request to the DOT for a two-year extension of the PTC deadline, due to the FRA current interpretation of the law that full implementation status cannot be achieved until all non-BNSF trains and/or equipment operating on its PTC-equipped lines are also PTC compliant, according to a BNSF press release. "BNSF has succeeded in the adoption of this key safety technology. Even with this request for a deadline extension, BNSF's PTC network is installed and we are currently running, and will continue to run, more than a thousand trains daily with PTC as we continue to refine the system and resolve technological challenges," said Chris Matthews, BNSF assistant vice president, Network Control Systems. However, to be considered fully implemented requires that all other railroads operating across any of BNSF's PTC-equipped lines must be capable of operating with BNSF's PTC system, noted the press release. "This interoperability of PTC systems between Class I, commuter and short-line rail carriers remains a challenge," said BNSF. "While the BNSF has successfully demonstrated interoperability with several railroads that operate on its network, including commuter railroads and Amtrak, not all railroads that operate on BNSF will have completed their PTC installation by the end of 2018." Union Pacific (UP) has stated on their website that, at the end of 2018, PTC will be 100% installed on UP's required rail lines, and implemented on 75% of the required lines. "When we filed our revised implementation plan in 2016, the goal was full PTC implementation on all required lines by the end of 2018. However, as we implemented this complex suite of technologies across our network, the largest one in the U.S., unanticipated operational issues developed," UP stated on their website. "As permitted by Federal statute, UP intends to file with the FRA an alternative schedule for implementing PTC on the remaining segments as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of 2020. We will meet all criteria necessary for an alternative schedule, including full network installation and implementation on the majority of required lines, by the end of 2018. "UP remains committed to PTC. The alternative schedule provides flexibility to problem solve issues that arise, so that this critical safety system is implemented correctly. PTC will be installed and implemented for all passenger use on UP's required lines by the end of 2018." The Association of American Railroads (AAR) stated on their website that Class I railroads that meet the 2018 installation deadline can obtain an additional 24 months to test and ensure the system is fully interoperable. "It is not enough to get PTC to operate across a single railroad's footprint; it must be interoperable. Interoperability means that the system works with any PTC-equipped locomotive running on any of the railroad tracks through the United States where PTC is required," noted AAR. "While some railroads will be fully implemented by the end of 2018, others will continue to test and will be fully interoperable no later than the 2020 deadline." Here is a link to the background on Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/background-positive-train-control-e nforcement-and-implementation-act-2015 Here is a link to an article posted by Association of American Railroads on Complexities and Challenges of PTC https://www.aar.org/article/complexities-challenges-ptc/ Here is a link to all U.S railroads quarterly reports on PTC implementation progress: https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0628 Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Lower OMAHA (DTN) -- The average distillers dried grains (DDG) spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was lower this week at an average of $122 per ton for the week ended July 12, down $4 versus two weeks ago. Merchandisers noted that DDG prices have come under pressure again from the move lower in soymeal values. Also, there is plenty of product to go around, and recent extreme hot temperatures added a little pressure as well to prices as animals don't eat as much when it is so hot. The cheaper corn price is the biggest culprit, because values have been shrinking thanks to the tension surrounding the trade war of the U.S versus China and other EU countries. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended July 12 was at 101.51%, and the value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 36.59%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.52, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $7.02. In its weekly DDGS price update, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) noted, "DDGS prices for CIF NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana), FOB Gulf, rail delivered PNW (Pacific Northwest), and rail delivered California steadied and showed slight increases this week. Internationally, container routes to Southeast Asia fell on average $5 per metric ton and merchandisers expect renewed buying interest soon." ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE COMPANY STATE 7/12/2018 6/28/2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $130 $145 -$15 Modified $65 $75 -$10 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $140 $140 $0 Wet $65 $65 $0 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $145 $148 -$3 Indiana Dry $138 $135 $3 Iowa Dry $120 $115 $5 Michigan Dry $135 $145 -$10 Minnesota Dry $110 $110 $0 North Dakota Dry $110 $115 -$5 New York Dry $140 $145 -$5 South Dakota Dry $110 $115 -$5 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $120 $125 -$5 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $140 $145 -$5 Iowa Dry $105 $115 -$10 Michigan Dry $140 $145 -$5 Minnesota Dry $105 $115 -$10 Missouri Dry $140 $145 -$5 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $100 $115 -$15 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $118 $125 -$7 Wet $35 $35 $0 Illinois Dry $150 $150 $0 Nebraska Dry $118 $125 -$7 Wet $35 $35 $0 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $135 $135 $0 Indiana Dry $130 $130 $0 Iowa Dry $115 $115 $0 Michigan Dry $125 $125 $0 Minnesota Dry $115 $115 $0 Nebraska Dry $110 $110 $0 New York Dry $135 $135 $0 North Dakota Dry $110 $110 $0 Ohio Dry $130 $130 $0 South Dakota Dry $110 $110 $0 Wisconsin Dry $130 $130 $0 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $133 $130 $3 Iowa Dry $95 $105 -$10 Minnesota Dry $100 $105 -$5 Nebraska Dry $90 $105 -$15 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $105 $110 -$5 California $184 $186 -$2 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $205 $210 -$5 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $122 $126 -$4 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 7/12/2018 $3.3650 $120.18 Soybean Meal 7/12/2018 $333.40 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $122.00 DDG Value Relative to: 6/28 6/28 Corn 101.51% 102.26% Soybean Meal 36.59% 38.02% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.52 $4.67 Soybean Meal $7.02 $6.98 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 ****************************************************************************** Summer Storms Unkind to Farmers in Upper Midwest Region One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, much of the winter wheat in South Dakota had been either sprayed out after insurance zeroed it out or baled by livestock owners for feed. "This year the crop was off to a great start" said Tim Luken, Manager of Oahe Grain in Onida, South Dakota. "With the exception of the first week of April blizzard, two weeks later, the temps were in the 80s, sending farmers out in the fields for the start of the 2018 planting season." Luken noted that winter wheat came out of dormancy in "fine shape" and as spring wheat was planted in good time, acres were actually up from last year. "Producers no more than got done with spring wheat and went right into planting corn and behind the corn come soybeans and then sunflowers. Everything come up in excellent shape," said Luken. "Corn come up very uniform and very fast due to the warm soil temps. They say corn knee high by the Fourth of July; well let me tell you, how about shoulder high this year for the Fourth of July and I am 6 foot 5 inches. I have never seen corn look so good for this part of central South Dakota." That all changed for Sully County when the great white combine paid a visit on June 27. That hailstorm brought heavy rain as it moved from northwest of Sully County and was five- to 10-miles wide as it moved southeast, taking everything out along an 80-mile swath. Then, on June 29, the white combine returned as if it wanted to finish the job. Hail hit between Onida and Gettysburg, and west of Agar to 20 to 30 miles east and was three to five miles wide. On July 1, the National Weather Service in Aberdeen said the June 29 storm was a "supercell thunderstorm" that moved through portions of Wyoming and South Dakota and traveled over 420 miles. "Cornfields are stripped down to just ankle-high stalk, and wheat fields and grass ditches look like summer fallow," said Luken. "One farmer lost 15,000 acres of 40,000 planted. I talked to one farmer who lost 20 quarters of his crop and I also know of some farmers that lost 100% of everything. If I had to put a guess to how much we have lost just in Sully County, I would say at least 30% of the county was affected. Wheat in that county went from bales to hail, a second year of loss. Many thousands of acres equals many millions of bushels that will be lost for area farmers and grain elevators to handle this marketing year." Farmers in central Nebraska suffered more than one hailstorm this summer as well, with the storm on June 30 producing up to golf ball-size hail in a swath up to 3 1/2 miles wide from Arapahoe to south of Bertrand to east of Loomis. Andrew Philips, in Loomis, Nebraska, had hail on 750 acres. "Pending insurance adjustments, not sure what they will zero out, but from the looks of it, I think they will zero them. We had 320 acres of irrigated corn and 430 acres of irrigated soybeans. We did not lose our entire 2018 crop, but it took about 1/4 of our acres that were looking really good and close to tasseling. We had 3.50 inches of rain and pea- to golf-ball size hail along with 60 plus miles per hour winds in amount of 30 to 45 minutes." "On May 29 there was spotty hail, with one of my fields getting the ground covered," said Wayne Martin who farms in Pottawattamie and Shelby counties in southwest Iowa. "Some corn was severely damaged, and at another farm where I had beans got bad hail too. Three weeks later that corn looked fairly good, but I lost 25% stand in places. Beans were still quite uneven in size. Bean population is down to 70,000 in places. "On top of that, we received 13 inches of rain in June, most of it last half. On June 28, we had a storm that produced 70 plus miles per hour winds, causing green snap in the corn. Some areas saw 70% to 97%; my hailed corn has up to 80% snap in some areas. More wind on the night of July 4 did some more damage on weak corn stalks. Now we are also seeing Japanese beetles exploding in beans, with some leaves totally defoliated. Beans are yellowing in low ground and high clay side hills from too much rain." RAIN SOAKED FIELDS TRYING TO DRY OUT Adam Ramthun, Manson, Iowa, said they got 2 to 3 inches of rain on July 4 and 1 to 2 inches June 30 and July 1. Other locations near him saw 4.5 inches since June 30 and 15 inches since June 11. "I was able to get out and get a majority of the soybean spraying done before the June 30 rain and also replanted to the low spots in a few fields," said Ramthun. "Those replants have all but been drown out again and lost. I have not been out looking for diseases in the corn or beans and have not heard of any big pressure in our area. Most of the first-planted corn is beginning to tassel in the area. A couple fields have lost a lot of nitrogen, and I am hoping to have a custom applicator add some when it dries off." "In my almost 41 years of existence I have never seen water standing like this," wrote Jesse Fast in Delft, Minnesota, on a June 21 Twitter post. In his daily weather blog, Minneapolis-St. Paul meteorologist Paul Douglas noted on June 26, that according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Minnesota average June rainfall is roughly 4 inches. "Some sections of southwest and southcentral Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin have picked up three times the average amount of moisture in the last 30 days, with southern Minnesota receiving up to three months' worth of rain in that timeframe," said Douglas. On July 5, Fast told me that, "Fortunately we missed the rain over the weekend and only ended up with .3. It's still a mess with a lot of stuck sprayers and yellow corn. The first of some replants started today but most growers are saying it's too late for the beans and are just going to leave the drown outs. The water hasn't gone away in many holes from the rain three weeks ago yet." On July 5, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed an Emergency Executive Order 18-11, proclaiming a State of Peacetime Emergency in numerous Minnesota communities that have been impacted by significant torrential rains, flash flooding, high winds and tornadoes. Here is the link to the order and counties involved: https://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/#/detail/appId/1/id/345615 Justin Doerr, Plainview, Nebraska, said on July 5 that in his area, the rain was actually a blessing. "Sure, we have areas that are drowning out and other areas we couldn't plant, but the majority of the fields look great. Typically by now, irrigation systems are running hard, but ours hasn't moved all year. It has only been here lately that we've been catching hail/wind damage in the area. Except for some isolated spots, the hail has been light and crops are looking great. So far, pest pressure has been low, but disease is starting to show up in some areas. I would say weed control is our number one issue. With the frequency of rain, we've had only a few opportunities to be in the field. Many farmers in the area are dealing with excessive volunteer corn. This is due to the large wind event we had last fall that laid several fields over." Dave Newby of Bondurant, Iowa, told me on July 5 that after the 6.5 to 8 inches of rain on his fields at the end of June, the main problem he saw in the corn is grey leaf spot. "We have decided to use fungicide by airplane, but it was a tough call with the plunging corn price. Not generally an overabundance of it now, but we want to stay ahead of it. We have stripped leaves from a hail event, so disease has a little easier time of getting started. We're going to try for 200 bushels per acre (bpa) yet with the fungicide, but we might just get 180 bpa if the N runs out. "We have had some northern corn leaf blight in past years, but I can't say there is a problem with that this year. Corn seems to have gotten established ahead of the rain a little better than the soybeans. I have concerns about losing too much nitrogen before the ear fills. Most of the corn looks dark green, but you can see yellowing and die back in the low spots starting to occur," Newby said. "The soybeans generally look good where they are not drowned or water stressed. Seeing a few Japanese beetles and there's a little more feeding than I'd like to see, but not enough to reach the economic threshold yet. We treat our beans with Ilevo on the seed, which helps with soybean cyst nematodes and sudden death syndrome. The beans are not growing very fast though. The soil is too saturated, and there is not enough oxygen present for optimal growth. About 10% of our beans are drowned out or severely compromised. We were shooting for 75 bpa. I would say 60 bpa would be a more realistic goal now." This comment from Newby likely rings true with farmers already stricken by severe weather events: "Hopefully, the worst is about over, but it could be a long summer." Let's hope the great white combine is out of commission for the rest of 2018 and that the constant, extreme rain events are over. Here is a link to the National Weather Service precipitation map for June across the Upper Midwest Regions: https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/1013544279325794310 Here is a link to the National Weather Service Aberdeen, SD showing a map of the second "hail scar" left behind on June 29 after one on June 27: https://twitter.com/NWSAberdeen/status/1013550313637154817 Here is a link to the National Weather Service Hastings, NE showing a map of June 30th hail damage north/west of Holdrege NE: https://twitter.com/NWSHastings/status/1015663608641056768 Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** Rain Filling Rivers While the Illinois and Mississippi rivers have been rising in recent weeks, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has reported that 12 rivers in the state are at very high levels across southern Minnesota. Rain in that area has been relentless, flooding farm fields and rivers in Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Crow, LeSueur and other counties in that part of the state. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minnesota, noted that from 8 to 14 inches of rain has fallen in much of southwestern and south-central Minnesota in the past two weeks. On Saturday and into Sunday, some of those same areas received scattered thunderstorms while heavy rains covered much of Iowa with 3 to 10 inches reported over the state. Here is a link to the DNR river level site, which lists the current level of all the rivers in Minnesota: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/river_levels/index.html The Minnesota River is expected to rise to at least 30 feet by Thursday, July 5. Flood warnings likely will remain in effect on the Minnesota River at Savage through July 10. The river, a tributary of the Mississippi River, flows southeast from its source at Big Stone Lake on the South Dakota border to Mankato, Minnesota, then northeast to join the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling. As that river rises, it pushes water north and into the Mississippi River. On June 30, the Mississippi River from St. Paul to Winona was listed in the "very high" category, according to the DNR. The water level in St. Paul on July 2 was at 13.5 feet and expected to move to 13.46 feet later in the day, unless more rain falls; minor flood stage is 14 feet. The Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa, was at 17.7 feet on July 2; minor flood stage is 15 feet and major flood stage is 18 feet. Some elevators along the river have been scrambling to load barges, because when water levels get too high, barges can't fit under loading spouts. Another headache for loading elevators is that tows become restricted as to how many barges they can push when the water gets too high and is near or in flood stage. As of June 29, American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) noted in their daily river updates that tows from St. Paul to Red Wing have been reduced from 12 barges to six barges. From Red Wing to Prairie Du Chien, tows have been reduced from 12 barges to nine, and tows from Prairie Du Chien to St. Louis (UM 174) have been reduced from 15 barges to 12. ACBL said that an additional four to six days should be expected in pick-up time. In its weekly Grain Transportation Report, USDA noted that the return to high water will likely stall the recent surge in grain barge shipments. For the week ending June 21, grain barge tonnages on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers were 1.1 million tons, continuing a three-week trend of tonnages exceeding 1 million tons per week. "The recent surge has occurred as operating conditions have improved on most segments of the system, along with an increased demand for export corn. However, high water conditions are reoccurring on some parts of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers, which might disrupt grain shipments," said USDA. Year-to-date tonnages have been about 8% lower than last year and 1% lower than the three-year average for the comparable time period. At the Gulf, Tom Russell, Russell Marine Group said, "Water levels in the Baton Rouge/New Orleans Harbors are normal. Barge traffic and ocean vessel traffic are operating normally." As summer moves along, work on various locks and dams along the river system will slow traffic as well. At MM 811 on the Lower Mississippi River, ACBL has reported that contractors expect to be back to work on weir dike construction July 2 to July 3, and daily river closures will resume at this time. This closure will be for 12 hours each day, seven days a week and is expected to last 35 calendar days. This will be a full river closure during work hours; boats will only transit at night through this area. At Thebes, Illinois, near MM 38-46, rock removal has been ongoing but is always discontinued when water levels become too high. When levels drop and rock removal resumes, boat traffic is stopped during the daylight hours when work is in progress. Rock pinnacles need to be removed from the river bottom in an effort to keep the waterway at 9 feet deep in that stretch of the river to maintain a channel for barges to pass. As the U.S. river system continues to age, repairs have become common, and at times, may stop barge traffic for days, depending on how much work needs to be done. Eventually, it is possible that some of the aging locks and dams may be beyond repair and will need to be replaced, which could stall traffic for weeks. Mary Kennedy can be reached at mary.kennedy@dtn.com Follow her on Twitter @MaryCKenn ****************************************************************************** DDG Prices Continue to Move Lower OMAHA (DTN) -- The average distillers dried grains (DDG) spot price from the 40 locations DTN contacted was lower again this week at an average of $126 per ton for the week ended June 28, down $7 versus one week ago. Merchandisers noted the lower soymeal prices continue to pressure the DDG market, but even still, DDG has a per unit of protein cost advantage over soymeal. Also adding pressure to DDG prices is an increase in ethanol production, which is at its highest level since late December for the week ending June 22, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report. Based on the average of prices collected by DTN, the value of DDG relative to corn for the week ended June 28 was at 102.26%, and the value of DDG relative to soybean meal was at 38.02%. The cost per unit of protein for DDG was $4.67, compared to the cost per unit of protein for soybean meal at $6.98. In its weekly DDGS price update, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) noted, " A modest move higher in FOB U.S. Gulf corn values is helping stabilize FOB Gulf DDGS prices, with quotes for the latter mixed today but not far off last week's values. Internationally, merchandisers are reporting Asian buyers were waiting for clarity and a market floor early this week but have now "settled" with current prices. Prices for containerized shipments to Southeast Asia are steady with product destined for Bangladesh one of the few routes showing a decrease. ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION CURRENT PREVIOUS CHANGE 6/21/ COMPANY STATE 6/28/2018 2018 Bartlett and Company, Kansas City, MO (816-753-6300) Missouri Dry $145 $150 -$5 Modified $75 $75 $0 Show Me Ethanol LLC, Carrollton, MO (660-542-6493) Missouri Dry $140 $160 -$20 Wet $65 $70 -$5 CHS, Minneapolis, MN (800-769-1066) Illinois Dry $148 $150 -$2 Indiana Dry $135 $145 -$10 Iowa Dry $115 $130 -$15 Michigan Dry $145 $150 -$5 Minnesota Dry $110 $125 -$15 North Dakota Dry $115 $130 -$15 New York Dry $145 $155 -$10 South Dakota Dry $115 $130 -$15 MGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS (800-255-0302 Ext. 5253) Kansas Dry $125 $130 -$5 POET Nutrition, Sioux Falls, SD (888-327-8799) Indiana Dry $145 $150 -$5 Iowa Dry $115 $130 -$15 Michigan Dry $145 $160 -$15 Minnesota Dry $115 $130 -$15 Missouri Dry $145 $150 -$5 Ohio Dry $140 $150 -$10 South Dakota Dry $115 $130 -$15 United BioEnergy, Wichita, KS (316-616-3521) Kansas Dry $125 $140 -$15 Wet $35 $40 -$5 Illinois Dry $150 $150 $0 Nebraska Dry $125 $140 -$15 Wet $35 $40 -$5 U.S. Commodities, Minneapolis, MN (888-293-1640) Illinois Dry $135 $135 $0 Indiana Dry $130 $135 -$5 Iowa Dry $115 $125 -$10 Michigan Dry $125 $135 -$10 Minnesota Dry $115 $125 -$10 Nebraska Dry $110 $110 $0 New York Dry $135 $135 $0 North Dakota Dry $110 $115 -$5 Ohio Dry $130 $140 -$10 South Dakota Dry $110 $115 -$5 Wisconsin Dry $130 $135 -$5 Valero Energy Corp, San Antonio Texas (210-345-3362) (210-345-3362) Indiana Dry $130 $130 $0 Iowa Dry $105 $112 -$7 Minnesota Dry $105 $110 -$5 Nebraska Dry $105 $100 $5 Ohio Dry $140 $140 $0 South Dakota Dry $110 $110 $0 California $186 $181 $5 Western Milling, Goshen, California (559-302-1074) California Dry $210 $215 -$5 *Prices listed per ton. Weekly Average $126 $133 -$7 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 6/28/2018 $3.4500 $123.21 Soybean Meal 6/28/2018 $331.40 DDG Weekly Average Spot Price $126.00 DDG Value Relative to: 6/28 6/21 Corn 102.26% 104.31% Soybean Meal 38.02% 40.08% Cost Per Unit of Protein: DDG $4.67 $4.93 Soybean Meal $6.98 $6.99 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 ******************************************************************************

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