** Contact Mark if you want our bids by text or emailed to your phone daily? Elevator Phone# 509-545-5179. Grain futures now trading 17.5 hours a day.
Oct17- Decent week. Wheat Futures climbed 17-23c and corn climbed 14c since last Friday. US export sales for week ending 10/9 were good with 95 mil bu YC sold, 34 mil beans, and so so on 18 mil bu wheat sold. US stock market taking big swings and trending down. US Dollar high and discouraging US exports. Today should see Informa's estimates on 2015 US Corn planting projections. Mexico was the big buyer of US corn this past week. No market shattering news. Corn harvest about 30% complete vs 45% 5 yr ave. Helped markets gain ground this week. Washington corn harvest progressing rapidly with the dryest corn crop we've cut in 10-15 years!
We also hired Randy Ward this week to help Jay and I do the marketing. Randy spent 5 years with Columbia Grain in their Portland Export Office and has spent the past 3 years with Pendleton Grain Growers in Pendleton. Please welcome him aboard!
Futures markets open 5pm to 5:45am, 45 min break and start again 6:30am til 11:15am PST. Elevator Hours normal again 8 am - 7 pm Mon thru Fri. 8am to 5pm on Saturdayfor corn harvest. Office Hours: 7am - 4:30pm Mon thru Fri.
Light rain was noted in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Friday afternoon, and showers were also featured in the eastern Great Lakes. Otherwise, conditions were dry in the primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions. Temperatures ranged from the low 40s in northern North Dakota and southeastern Saskatchewan to the low 90s in southwestern Texas. » More DTN Weather Commentary