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Washington Insider-- Friday

South America Calling

Most primary crop areas in Brazil have short to very short soil moisture; Mato Grosso is the exception. (USDA graphic)

What DTN Is Watching

USDA's May 1 cattle on feed is the only report scheduled for Friday and placements are expected to be sharply lower again at 2 p.m. CDT. With a three-day weekend ahead, traders will be paying attention to the latest weather forecasts, export news and any other news related to the impact of coronavirus on markets.


Thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain are in store for portions of the central and Southern Plains Friday. Rainfall offers late benefit for wheat; however, severe impact from hail and strong winds may also occur in these storms. A swath of light to moderate rain is also indicated for the Delta and Mid-South. Other crop areas will be drier, but ponding out and flooding are noted in the eastern Midwest from heavy rain during this past week. Southwest Plains areas will be dry.

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