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What DTN Is Watching


Friday starts with a report on U.S. housing starts at 7:30 a.m. CST, followed by U.S. industrial production at 8:15 a.m. and an index of U.S. consumer sentiment at 9:00 a.m. South American weather forecasts remain of interest as do any clues of export activity after Wednesday's phase one agreement.


Snow and freezing rain are in store for the central and south-central Plains and western Midwest Friday, causing safety and transportation hazards and stressing livestock. Southern Plains areas will have moderate to locally heavy rain, favoring wheat moisture. Bitter cold will be confined to the Canadian Prairies.