Commodities Market Impact Weather

Midwest Winter Storm

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By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Winter storm conditions in the Midwest, and continued rain for Brazil's major crop areas, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.

MORE ICE AND SNOW FOR MIDWEST

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy snow in west and north-central areas of the Midwest overnight Tuesday and Wednesday to be stressful for livestock and disrupt transportation and travel. A second storm this weekend may cause further problems. Significant spring snowmelt and precipitation is expected to delay fieldwork.

WINTRY SOUTHERN PLAINS TREND

In the Southern Plains, periods of rain, mixed precipitation and snow are in store through the coming weekend. The moisture will be favorable for wheat and pasture, but will be stressful to livestock, notably cattle in feedlots. There is some chance for southwestern areas to receive heavy snow in the upcoming storm system.

CONTINUED BRAZIL RAIN

Brazil's major crop areas continue with a prospect for moderate to heavy rain during the next seven days. This pattern is favorable for the safrinha corn crop. In southern areas, the pattern is also favorable conditions for later-filling, maturing and harvesting soybeans.

FAVORABLE ARGENTINA TREND

Argentina remains in a mostly favorable pattern for developing corn and soybeans. A very warm and dry trend at midweek will be replaced by showers and thundershowers at the end of the week, followed by lower temperatures. The best chances for rain are in northern, central and eastern areas.

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

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