To provide an update on the grains market these days you almost need to be a foreign correspondent.
Ongoing rain during June - following the second-wettest May on record for the US corn belt - has delayed or prevented corn planting and challenged yield potential.
The past week has provided much of the same with small isolated falls up to 5 millimetres occurring across southern NSW.
In Australia, two of the key drivers of local weather and climate variability are the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Nino Southern Oscillation.
Water uncertainty, global trade tariffs and unprecedented volatility on the futures market makes for an uncertain outlook.
In the US, weather continues to play havoc, delaying planting of the corn crops and causing flooding of wheat fields.
In our part of the world, follow up rain is badly needed, but on the other side of the globe too much rain is rattling markets.
Climatologist Dr Roger Stone, says forecasts indicate the only chance of useful rain is around June.