OMAHA (DTN) -- A drier week for Midwest harvest, and rain continuing to improve in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
DRIER HARVEST WEEK AHEAD
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for very cool and dry conditions to feature in the Midwest this week. This combination will favor harvest progress. Some early week delay is in store for the eastern Midwest following weekend rain.
COOL TO COLD IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, the weather will be very cool to cold during this week. The colder pattern will lead to slower development of winter wheat. No killing freeze is expected, however.
FAVORABLE BRAZIL RAIN PATTERN
In central Brazil, rain is improving for planting and developing soybeans after several weeks of hot and dry conditions.
MILD ARGENTINA TREND
Central Argentina continues to see mostly favorable conditions at this time for planting and development of corn and sunflower and for developing winter wheat.
WARM AND DRY IN AUSTRALIA
A drier and warmer period is in place through east-central Australia. This should help improve conditions for mature wheat and wheat harvesting. Soil moisture and warm weather favor development of cotton and sorghum. Scattered thundershowers may return to the area later this weekend or early next week.
SOUTH EUROPE RAIN
In southern Europe, rains have recently increased through Spain and especially through Italy. More rain is likely in Italy early this week. This favors winter grains and other specialty crops. Rain has not yet ended the drought pattern in Spain, especially through eastern Spain.
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