Commodities Market Impact Weather

Northern Crop Area Storm Threat

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- More storm potential in the northwestern Corn Belt, and dry conditions in international wheat areas, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.

MIXED MIDWEST CONDITIONS

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for mixed Midwest conditions through the next week. Periods of rain showers late in the weekend will hinder harvest progress. The pattern turns drier in the seven-to-14-day period and suggests better harvest conditions going into late October.

NORTHERN CORN BELT WET PATTERN

The northern Corn Belt -- specifically, North Dakota -- has a threat of more wet conditions ahead during the next week. Moderate-to-heavy rain is indicated for central and eastern North Dakota during the Sunday-to-Monday time frame. This moisture will add to harvest disruption and crop damage potential.

DRYNESS IN SOUTHERN PLAINS

Southern Plains crop areas have mostly dry conditions during the next five to seven days. This combination is unfavorable for winter wheat soil moisture.

DRIER PRAIRIES PATTERN

The Canadian Prairies have a drier pattern for harvest through the coming weekend.

WIDESPREAD BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST

The entire Brazil soybean belt has improved rain for planting in the forecast for the next week.

REDUCED ARGENTINA WHEAT PROSPECT

Argentina's wheat crop areas have had consistent dryness over the past few months. This is leading to ideas of the lowest wheat crop production total in the past three years. The crop is too far along for precipitation to have a meaningful impact.

SCATTERED AUSTRALIA SHOWERS

Southeastern Australia crop areas have mostly light rain indicated through the coming weekend. Wheat production remains on track to be lower than a year ago because of drought.

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

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