Market Impact Weather

Continued Plains Rain Chance

Bryce Anderson , DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst

OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued rain prospects for the Southern Plains and additional favorable conditions across South America are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.

FAVORABLE MIDWEST SHOWERS

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for light to moderate rain to cover most of the Midwest through the next five days. Moisture coverage includes a dry sector of region from southeastern Iowa south through Missouri and the southern half of Illinois. The precipitation will be useful in easing dryness stress ahead of spring planting.

ADDITIONAL SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN PROSPECT

Rain prospects remain high for the Southern Plains during the next week to 10 days. The rain is needed to help ease winter wheat dryness concerns. Accompanying the precipitation will be cooler temperatures, which will also help in easing stress to wheat.

CONTINUED CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN

Central Brazil has a continued favorable prospect for moderate to locally heavy rain through the coming weekend. This maintains adequate soil moisture for second-crop corn (safrinha).

SHOWERS FOR SOUTHERN ARGENTINA

Argentina's northern and central crop areas have favorable harvest conditions. Meanwhile, southern crop areas will see moderate to locally heavy rain with soil moisture benefit for double-crop soybeans.

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

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