So here's where it went...
I been wondering where all the rain went at my farm. As I flew into Des Moines yesterday, I found out. Guys at the Cargill meeting were all guessing about the crop and I think there was more uncertainty than usual for this time of year.
I'm not sure we know what persistent extremes can do to our crop. As we found out last year (and 2008) the doughnuts around the waterholes are more extensive than they look, so we're less optimistic about some fields than maybe is warranted. Beans are a real wild card, as ours could still benefit from a rain, while the corn is essentially done.
At any rate, we'll know soon. Harvest could start next week close to me.