Market Impact Weather

North and South America Rain

Bryce Anderson , DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst

OMAHA (DTN) -- Rainfall to delay Midwest fieldwork, and heavy rain and flood concerns in Argentina, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.

RAIN TO DELAY MIDWEST PROGRESS

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain in the central and eastern Midwest over the next week to 10 days. This trend will delay fieldwork and corn planting. Western Midwest areas will have a drier and warmer trend, with better conditions for pre-plant activities such as fertilizer application.

MILD SOUTHERN PLAINS FORECAST

In the Southern Plains, mild and dry conditions over the next week will generally be favorable for wheat development following several significant rainfall periods. The drier trend will also favor row crop fieldwork.

ADDITIONAL BRAZIL SHOWERS

Across Brazil, showers continue in the forecast through the next five to seven days. Heaviest rain potential is indicated for Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil. Increasing rainfall might favor late-filling soybeans in Rio Grande do Sul, but the potential for heavy thunderstorms is a concern for the mature crop and for harvesting.

ARGENTINA FLOOD CONCERNS

Argentina continues with a high prospect for moderate to heavy rain over the next week to 10 days. This rainy pattern may pose a flood threat for southern and central areas. The wet pattern is also unfavorable for maturing crops and will delay and disrupt harvest.

POSSIBLE SHOWERS FOR UKRAINE

The Ukraine forecast features in west and south crop areas during the next week. This offers some soil moisture benefit for a recently-dry sector of the Black Sea region.

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

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