OMAHA (DTN) -- More dry conditions enabling Midwest harvest progress, and continued chances for rain over the coming week in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.
FAVORABLE MIDWEST HARVEST PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for continued improving harvest conditions during the next seven days. Any shower activity is mostly light to locally moderate and occurs mainly in south and east areas.
DRY FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS PLANTING
In the Southern Plains, favorable dry conditions for planting winter wheat and harvesting summer crops are in place. Soil moisture and temperatures mostly favor development.
RAIN-FREE DELTA AND SOUTHEAST
The Delta and southeastern U.S. continue with a dry and mild pattern for harvest and field work.
WARM AND DRY IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, additional mild and dry conditions will favor harvest progress.
VARIABLE BRAZIL RAIN
Central Brazil has scattered rainfall forecast through the end of the week. Southern Brazil will see more widespread coverage and heavier amounts of rain. The central Brazil rain will be closely watched due to dry conditions slowing down the pace of planting.
LIGHTER SHOWERS FOR ARGENTINA
Central Argentina has light-to-moderate rain forecast through the end of the week. Rainfall does not appear to be as heavy as earlier-season rain, offering improved conditions for field work.
DRY WEEK IN UKRAINE
Ukraine and southern Russia are dry this week. The next rainfall chance is in the seven-day time frame.
Bryce Anderson can be reached at email@example.com
© Copyright 2017 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.