August 21, 2014 – Weather & Markets Teleconference – Main Points – Larry Acker


Weather –

1)      Arctic currently Colder than normal – approximately 10 degrees colder

2)     N of I 90 – Frost possible by 9-8-14 – Freeze possible by 9-15-14 – 75% chance by 9-30-14

3)     El Nino starting approximately Oct/Nov 2014

4)     Wet Season to start approximately September 29th – 30th October 1st 2014

5)     Major Snow storm possible November 7th / 8th 2014


Markets –

1)      Commodities cycle lows week of 8-25-14 – watch for triggers to move markets up

a.      Frost or Freeze in September

b.      World production or Commodities quality goes down

c.       China buying – Wheat after 9-1-14; Corn after 11-15-14; Soybeans already buying

d.      India production could be lower than normal may need to purchase to meet needs

2)     End users should look at purchasing approximately 25% of needs now for next 2 years in Futures market

3)     Crude Oil – cycle low in the next 10 days – look at purchasing now

4)     LP – Best to purchase what you need this fall now


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