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Oct 29, 2008
Why do you do reports of weather conditions in area that do not even grow crops? Early this summer you report weather in northern MN area where people that live their do not even try to grow gardens. Yet that same week NOAA report sever weather conditions in both the east and west corn belt.

Just this last weekend much of the western corn belt, an area with very little corn yet harvested, had winds of 50 to 65 mph for almost 18 hours. With many acres of corn flattened in SD, MN, IA and NE because of the high winds. This will slow harvest and could become a major price moving event. These corn (only 39% US harvested and less in these areas) and some but fewer beans acres will be lost if we get a wet snow or even just more high winds. SO how about reporting weather condition in the places that could/will have a market impact. The Canadian, Austrian or South American weather is more impart than the weather in Hartford CT or Babbit MN that you have reported.

Jim Elwell
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