The weighted Crop Condition Index for spring wheat is around 10 points higher than year-ago.
Showers are slowing progress in a line from Missouri to Wisconsin. Heavy showers are also falling in Kansas.
South American Crop Consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his crop pegs unchanged this week, but says the greatest risk is to Brazil's safrinha corn crop.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology says El Nino has ended and international climate models indicate the tropical Pacific Ocean will continue to cool.
Our weighted Crop Condition Index shows the condition of the HRW crop improved from last week, while the SRW crop declined.
The forecast calls for above-normal temps and precip across the Corn Belt May 29 through June 2.
Corn ended 3 cents higher, with soybeans down 13 to 15 cents. Wheat closed 2 to 5 cents lower. Cattle were sharply to mostly limit lower and hogs ended slightly to moderately lower.
Soybeans are 18 to 20 cents lower, with corn marginally to 1 cent firmer. Wheat is marginally to 3 cents lower. Cattle are sharply to limit lower and hogs are slightly lower.
But shipments of both soybeans and wheat were quite light, pulling down the pace of commitments relative to year-ago.
Temperatures are expected to rebound to near- or above-normal temperatures in the central and eastern U.S. this week, with cool temps expected to linger in the West.
As of Tuesday, May 24
Feels Like 68°