OMAHA (DTN) -- Periodic showers disrupting Midwest harvest, and a promising central Brazil rain forecast, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
COOL AND DAMP IN MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a pattern of cool weather with periods of showers to keep corn harvest delayed in the Midwest. The most extensive delays will be in eastern sectors.
WARM AND DRY SOUTHERN PLAINS FORECAST
In the Southern Plains, favorable conditions remain in effect for planting and developing winter wheat. A drying trend along with warmer weather does bear watching as the crop enters winter dormancy.
SHOWERS FOR SOUTHEASTERN U.S.
In the Delta and southeastern U.S., generally favorable harvest and winter wheat planting conditions are in effect in the Delta. The southeastern U.S. will have a dry day Thursday for summer crop harvest and winter wheat planting, followed by showers and thunderstorms with some disruption to progress Friday and Saturday.
PROMISING CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST
Central Brazil's forecast remains favorable for showers to improve conditions for soybean planting and development. Private forecasts suggest a reduction of about 7% in the Brazil 2017-18 soybean crop due in part to delays in planting due to dry conditions.
MORE RAIN IN ARGENTINA
Argentina continues with generally favorable conditions for planting and development of corn and sunflower and for developing winter wheat. Late-week rain adds to soil moisture supplies and may cause some disruption due to wet conditions.
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