Last week was a very volatile week for the markets and the weather. Tuesday brought the Enfield area 2.5 inches of rain that came with straight-line winds. There was a lot of damage to yards, trees and siding. There was several corn fields that received minor green snap damage. It was a good week with the heat units for progressing corn maturity and advancing rapid growth for the late soybeans. Several planes are flying, applying fungicides to corn. Sunday brought our farm’s annual draft horse pull, and I got to visit with several folks from away from here that are experiencing severe dryness for the crops, pasture and hay. A major market report is due today at 11 a.m. (Aug. 12). Here’s hoping that the truth comes out with actual acreage and lack of yield potential instead of hocus pocus market manipulation.