OMAHA (DTN) -- Harvest-disrupting rain in the western Midwest, and a more variable rain outlook in Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
RAIN STALLS WESTERN MIDWEST HARVEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain in the western and northern Midwest to further disrupt harvest, especially in Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota, but possibly more widespread than that. No significant harvest concerns elsewhere in the region. No significant risk of a season-ending freeze at this time.
ADDITIONAL SOUTHERN PLAINS SHOWERS
In the Southern Plains, continued showers will maintain favorable soil moisture for recently planted wheat while causing some wheat planting delays.
GENERALLY DRY IN DELTA
The Delta and Southeast have only light rain showers indicated Tuesday. The dry trend favors harvest, but is interfering with grain shipping.
NORTHERN PLAINS SNOW
In the Northern Plains, snow and wind in Montana will increase stress to livestock. Wet conditions have been slowing harvest progress across the region.
LIGHTER CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST
In central Brazil, rainfall during the weekend and early this week will help to improve soil moisture and encourage planting of early soybeans in the region. Precipitation totals are lighter in the Tuesday forecast than previously indicated. This lighter trend will offer drying conditions for fieldwork. However, the pattern continues to bear watching for possibly a longer span of drier conditions.
ADDITIONAL AUSTRALIA SHOWERS
Eastern Australia rainfall Sunday-Monday has been beneficial to crops, notably in Queensland. Moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms covered most crop areas of Queensland during this timeframe. The rain may offer more favorable conditions for filling winter wheat. The rain has also moved into northern New South Wales.
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