OMAHA (DTN) -- Substantial rain for central Brazil and a slow finish to eastern Midwest harvest due to rain are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
WET EASTERN MIDWEST HARVEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for harvest in the eastern Midwest to remain slow after moderate-to-heavy rain during the past weekend. Drier conditions are indicated this week, which will favor progress. Western Midwest areas have seen drier and warmer conditions and are well into the final harvest stages.
DRY AND WARM OVER SOUTHERN PLAINS
A warm and dry pattern remains in place over the Southern Plains through the next week to 10 days. This trend bears watching for adverse winter wheat and pasture conditions going into the winter season.
MORE CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN
Central Brazil continues with a more favorable rainfall pattern for planting and developing soybeans. Central and southeastern areas saw moderate to locally heavy rain during the past weekend. Additional rain is in store this week.
VARIABLE ARGENTINA SHOWERS
In central Argentina, eastern portions will see moderate rain during the next five days. The western and northwestern sectors are turning drier. This drier trend will be watched for possible expansion as the Pacific Ocean La Nina temperature event becomes more established.
FAVORABLE SOUTH AFRICA MOISTURE
In South Africa, soil moisture should be adequate for current needs of corn for all but the far western crop areas. Some additional rain occurred over most areas during the past weekend.
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