OMAHA (DTN)— A slow improvement to Midwest harvest conditions, and a higher chance for central Brazil rain in the 10-day time frame, are key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
WEEKEND MIDWEST SHOWERS
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for harvest disruptions in western Midwest areas through the weekend due to a new round of rain showers. The pattern turns drier during the next week, which will improve harvest prospects.
WELCOME DRIER SOUTHERN PLAINS TREND
In the Southern Plains, showers crossing the region early in the weekend will delay wheat planting. A drier trend through the coming week will favor progress along with early winter wheat growth.
MILD IN DELTA
The Delta has no significant concerns for seasonal fieldwork at this time. Harvesting of soybeans, cotton and peanuts and planting of winter wheat should continue with little delay.
BENEFICIAL SOUTHEAST PATTERN
Southeastern U.S. crop areas have a mostly dry forecast through the next week. This will offer better conditions for harvest after recent very heavy rainfall due to tropical weather system activity.
MILD FOR NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, continued mild and mostly dry conditions over the next week will favor harvest progress.
MORE CENTRAL BRAZIL DRYNESS
Central Brazil continues with a dry and very-warm-to-hot forecast through the next week. This pattern reduces soil moisture and increases the risk to recently planted soybeans. There are indications of better rain chances in the two-week time frame.
FAVORABLE ARGENTINA CONDITIONS
Across Argentina, ample soil moisture favors early crop growth. Showers in eastern areas may cause some delays in planting during the weekend.
LIGHT UKRAINE SHOWERS
Light to locally moderate rain showers are indicated through the next five days in eastern Ukraine and southern Russia. The precipitation will be important for improving soil moisture for winter grains.
VARIABLE AUSTRALIA MOISTURE
Western Australia wheat areas will see light to moderate rain over the next five days. In the eastern part of the continent, portions of Queensland and northern New South Wales will have moderate to locally heavy rain. Southern New South Wales will see only scattered light rainfall. The southeastern wheat areas face production loss due to dryness.
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