I just figured would post an observation for any interested. If you are wanting to stock up on grains or flour and such I would say now would be the time to do it. Im not positive what the weather has been doing else whaere but I live in western MO (about 50-75 miles from Kansas as the crow flies) and aside from cattle a BIG portion of the land around the area grows corn, soy beans and some wheat. Im just guessing that the region is haveing similar weather to us and between MO, KS, Iowa and Nebraska is where most of the countries grain comes from (at least a REAL significant amount of it). Around here we have been haveing rain so consistantly all spring that its been to wet to get our garden in yet but hadnt thought much about it untill was rideing to go mow today and realized that nearly every field we passed (easily 10s of thousands of acres worth) either had grass starting to grow out of unturned soil not plowed yet or stubs of last years corn still sticking up. These fields SHOULD already be planted and have new plants comeing up. We have a good chance of rain a couple more times before the first of the week. If the crops dont go in fairly soon then its going to start to really hurt the harvest or at the very least make for a late harvest thats still likely to be lower than it should be. I havent been hearing this brought up in news and so on yet but if Im correct and if the weather dont break real soon then it probably wont be long before commodity traders come to the same conclusion and the prices for current supplies go up to follow futures takeing the price you will pay up along with them even more than just the increases due to the rest of the economy, ESPECIALY when combined with the increased demand for corn (and the use of ground to grow it in) for ethanol due to increased fuel prices and the increased input costs for fuel and fertalizers that the farmers will have to recover come harvest time and it all goes to the consumer. Just a heads up that may bare consideration...or maybe Im just seeing indicators that arent there, who knows.