OMAHA (DTN) -- Rainfall disrupting harvest across the Midwest, and a drier forecast in Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.
SIGNIFICANT MIDWEST HARVEST DELAYS
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain to return to the western and northern Midwest during the late-week timeframe. The rain will further disrupt harvest. Western Midwest harvest is running around two weeks behind schedule, the slowest pace in almost 10 years. Eastern Midwest areas have moderate rain for the mid to late-week timeframe, offering soil moisture benefit after a favorable early harvest weather pattern.
CONTINUED SOUTHERN PLAINS SHOWERS
In the Southern Plains, additional showers will maintain favorable soil moisture for recently planted wheat while causing some wheat planting delays.
UNSETTLED DELTA PATTERN
The Delta and Southeast have a chance at light to moderate rain during the weekend and early next week. The rain will cause some delays in harvest but will boost soil moisture supplies.
COOL FOR NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, recent rain and some snow have disrupted harvest. A drier pattern is forecast during the next five days. However, cool weather will keep drying at a slow pace.
DRIER BRAZIL FORECAST
In central Brazil, a drier pattern is indicated in the five-day forecast. After recent rainfall, the drier trend will allow good progress in soybean planting. The pattern bears watching for possible continued dryness in the next eight to 14 days.
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