OMAHA (DTN) -- Heavy rain across the central U.S. over the next week, and dryness hindering early soybean planting in Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
HEAVY RAIN FOR MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for heavy rain in the western Midwest over the next week to disrupt early harvest. However, rainfall will be beneficial for recharging soil moisture. No damaging cold is expected during the next seven days.
BENEFICIAL SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN
In the Southern Plains, widespread beneficial rainfall for planting and emergence of winter wheat is expected during the next seven days.
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MILD DELTA PATTERN
The Delta will see favorable conditions for maturing and harvesting crops during the next week.
NORTHERN PLAINS SHOWERS
In the Northern Plains, upcoming rain will disrupt early harvest, but bring some recharge to soil moisture. No damaging cold weather is expected during the next week.
MILD IN PRAIRIES
There are no significant harvest concerns during the next week in the Canadian Prairies.
LIMITED BRAZIL RAIN
In central Brazil, only light rain is forecast during the next five days. This is unfavorable for soil moisture for soybean planting, and leads to further delays in the initiation of planting. Early harvest in 2018 is threatened by this dry pattern.
EASTERN AUSTRALIA DRYNESS
Dryness in developing wheat in northeast Australia is likely to cause production losses. Little rainfall is expected in this region during the next five days.
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