OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued slow harvest conditions in the Midwest, and a consistent rain forecast in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.
SLOW MIDWEST HARVEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for periods of rain and snow in the northern and eastern Midwest to cause more delays to harvest during the next two days. The pattern turns drier during the five-day period. There are indications of a more unsettled pattern with renewed precipitation in the seven to ten-day time frame, offering additional harvest disruption.
STILL COLD IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, only episodes of scattered light or very light precipitation during the next seven days will allow continued progress of the much delayed soybean and corn harvests. There will be very cold conditions at times.
VARIABLE SOUTHERN PLAINS CONDITIONS
In the Southern Plains, a very cold pattern for the season will hinder wheat development in western and northern sectors. Southeastern areas will have moderate to heavy rain, with some flood potential.
DRY AND COLD IN PRAIRIES
The Canadian Prairies continue with a dry and cold pattern, favoring harvest activity.
FAVORABLE BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST
Across Brazil, all but northeastern crop areas have moderate to heavy rain in the forecast through the next seven days. This moisture will be favorable for developing row crops.
MIXED ARGENTINA RAIN
In Argentina, recent rainfall in central and eastern crop areas brought favorable moisture. The western sector, notably the state of Cordoba, has had lesser amounts of rain.
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