One major factor that is driving our grain markets is weather conditions. Too much rain, like the 2019 growing season can hamper plant growth. Conversely, drought conditions can be just as catastrophic.
Much of Northwest Ohio has become abnormally dry. At D0 (yellow) crop growth is stunted and stock pond levels decline. Indiana and other parts of the Midwest are still abnormally dry and some areas have been hit with a moderate drought. Minnesota and North Dakota are dry and still in need of rain.
This growing season we will be monitoring the weather conditions and keeping you up-to-date on this weather pattern and any other upcoming conditions that may occur. If you have any questions on how this weather may affect our local decision making, please contact our grain department.