OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued expectations for eastern Midwest rain to disrupt harvest, and improving central Brazil rain, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
SLOW EASTERN MIDWEST HARVEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for rain over the eastern Midwest to continue disrupting corn harvest this week, notably in Indiana and Ohio. Minnesota is also lagging on harvest progress, running about 10 days behind average.
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In the Southern Plains, favorable conditions for developing winter wheat remain in effect. Soil moisture due to early season rainfall will favor crop development. However, a drying trend in the region does bear watching as we head into winter dormancy.
CENTRAL BRAZIL RAINFALL
The rain pattern in central Brazil continues to improve for planting and developing soybeans. Elsewhere, a drier period in southern Brazil continues. This drier stretch is favorable for continued planting progress. Rain returns to southern Brazil later in the week, maintaining adequate to surplus soil moisture.
DRIER ARGENTINA TREND
Central Argentina conditions remain mostly favorable for planting and development of corn, soybeans and sunflower and for developing winter wheat.
Very warm to hot weather which developed over the past weekend will likely continue through Wednesday. Very little adverse impact is expected from this hotter period.
SOUTH AFRICA SHOWER CHANCE
South Africa crop areas were mostly hot with only light, scattered showers Monday. Cooler conditions with shower chances are forecast this week. Heaviest rain is indicated for eastern growing areas, which are already having more favorable growing conditions. Drier western areas are likely to see only light showers.
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