OMAHA (DTN)— Dry conditions in western Argentina crop areas and additional rain for central Brazil, are key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
LIGHT MIDWEST PRECIPITATION
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for only light precipitation in the Midwest through the final few days of November. This drier pattern, along with generally above-normal temperatures, will allow for harvest completion in many areas. Some lingering harvest is still likely in the northern and eastern areas.
VERY WARM AND DRY
Southern Plains areas will remain very warm and dry through the end of the month. This combination will continue to extract soil moisture from winter wheat areas. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows that Kansas has seen an increase in areas of the state with the beginning stages of drought.
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CONTINUED RAIN FOR CENTRAL BRAZIL
Across Brazil, a more-favorable rainfall pattern for developing soybeans and summer corn is in effect over central crop areas. Southern areas have continued adequate to surplus soil moisture supplies.
WESTERN ARGENTINA DRYNESS
In Argentina, the western half of primary crop areas is coming under increasing concern due to recently drier conditions. Cordoba and western Santa Fe provinces have the greatest concern. In addition, this sector has also been hot at times.
MIXED SOUTH AFRICA RAINFALL
South Africa's eastern crop areas have seen several round of beneficial rain during the past week. More rain is forecast through the weekend. Western areas will stay dry.
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