OMAHA (DTN) -- Heavy eastern Midwest rain, and continued promising rainfall over central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
HEAVY EASTERN MIDWEST RAIN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate-to-heavy rain in the eastern Midwest to stymie harvest efforts through the weekend. Indiana and Ohio have the focus of the heavy rain potential. Western Midwest areas have drier and more favorable conditions for finishing harvest.
WARM AND DRY OVER SOUTHERN PLAINS
A warm and dry pattern remains in place over the Southern Plains through the next week to 10 days. 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. The past 30 days have seen total precipitation well below average in the western half of the region.
BENEFICIAL CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN
Central Brazil continues with a more favorable rainfall pattern for planting and developing soybeans. Soybean planting in Mato Grosso is very close to completion. Farther south, recent drier conditions over been favorable after a very wet start to the row crop season.
LIGHT ARGENTINA RAIN
In central Argentina, mostly favorable crop conditions are in place; however, a drier pattern during the next week will cause some moisture loss.
Western sectors of the region are turning notably drier; this will bear close attention over the next several weeks.
BETTER SOUTH AFRICA MOISTURE
In South Africa, soil moisture should be adequate for current needs of corn for all but the far western crop areas.
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