Market Impact Weather

Improving Plains Rain Prospect

Bryce Anderson , DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst

OMAHA (DTN) -- Promising Southern Plains rain and mostly favorable conditions across South America are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.

FAVORABLE MIDWEST SHOWERS

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a round of beneficial precipitation, mostly as rain, across most of the Midwest during the next five to seven days. Moisture coverage includes a recently-dry sector of region from southeastern Iowa south through Missouri and the southern half of Illinois. The precipitation will be very useful in easing dryness stress ahead of spring planting.

PROMISING SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN CHANCE

In the Southern Plains, there is a good chance for significant rainfall during the short- and medium-range forecast periods. This should help ease dryness issues.

BENEFICIAL BRAZIL COMBINATION

Central Brazil has a favorable combination of mild temperatures and periodic rain in major crop areas. Rain is especially useful for providing soil moisture for the second (safrinha) corn crop. Soybean harvest is well-advanced and is not likely to incur significant delays when rain develops.

SCATTERED ARGENTINA SHOWERS

Central Argentina will see a scattered rain pattern during this week. This will favor corn harvest while keeping soil moisture at adequate levels for late-filling crops, especially double-crop soybeans.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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