Market Impact Weather

Slow Eastern Midwest Harvest

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Additional rain to disrupt eastern Midwest harvest, and favorable central Brazil rain, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.

EASTERN MIDWEST RAIN

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate-to-heavy rain over the eastern Midwest to again delay corn harvest this week, especially in Indiana and Ohio with additional heavier rains likely at the end of the week. Western Midwest harvest will have more favorable conditions with a drier pattern.

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MOSTLY FAVORABLE IN SOUTHERN PLAINS

The Southern Plains continues with favorable conditions for developing winter wheat at this time. 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.

BENEFICIAL CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN

A favorable rainfall pattern for planting and developing soybeans in central Brazil continues after earlier hot, dry weather. Elsewhere, a break in the rainy pattern over southern areas that began during the weekend continues early this week. This may help improve conditions for planting and early development. Rain returns to the area later in the week, maintaining adequate to surplus soil moisture but slowing seasonal fieldwork.

DRIER IN ARGENTINA

In central Argentina, conditions are mostly favorable at this time for planting and development of corn and soybeans, although drier weather during the next seven days will deplete soil moisture.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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