The Goodnight Report for May 26, 2009

Published on: 16:41PM May 26, 2009
The afternoon satellite image shows scattered showers here and there in the Midwest due to warm, humid air and weak low pressure, the remnants of a tropical weather disturbance that doused the Mid South with heavy rainfall Sunday and Memorial Day.

View full report: Unsettled Weather Continues in Midwest, Variable Rainfall Predicted

Soft red winter wheat ratings drifted lower on the May 16th crop progress report from USDA, due to excessively wet conditions in southeast Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. Winter wheat ratings may regress further on the May 23rd rating due this afternoon, because of 2-4 inches of tropical rainfall that flooded wheat farms on the Memorial Day weekend.

View full report: Mid South Wheat Flooding With Heavy Tropical Rainfall

China’s Heilongjiang province needs rainfall to replenish dry fields for soybean planting and growth. Generous showers in late April and early May got the planting campaign started, but warm, dry weather over the past 3 weeks has eroded field moisture. Heilongjiang grows 33% of soybeans and is the largest producing area by far.

View full report: Top China Soybean Province Heilongjiang Needs Rain

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