With the rest of the industry frothing over weekly Drought Monitor maps, I want to turn your attention to the National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center’s subsoil moisture readings. There are a number of maps one can look at each day, week, or month, with my focus this first trading day of November the monthly soil moisture anomaly for the last day of October 2020. Yes, we know there is a drought going on, but the more important aspect to me is the condition of subsoil moisture. Here we see just how severe the situation is across the western Corn Belt, most notably from central Iowa through western Nebraska. Also note there is a band of concern cutting across central Illinois and over northern Indiana. As we turn the calendar page from October to November, the bottom line is much of the US Midwest is in need of some kind of moisture, any king of moisture, be it rain, snow, sleet, ice, whatever the last month of fall and all of the coming winter. It will be interesting to see how this influences next spring’s planting decisions across the US Midwest. Does it bring more wheat acres into the discussion?