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What DTN Is Watching


Rain in this weekend's forecast continues to be problematic for planting. Friday's reports include first-quarter U.S. GDP and durable goods orders. USDA's monthly cattle on-feed will be released at 11 a.m. CDT. Grain and livestock futures will close at their normal times, ahead of the three-day weekend.


Light rain is in store for the western Midwest Friday. Other primary crop areas will be dry. Conditions will be warm in all areas, with a hot trend in the Southern Plains. This is a mostly favorable combination going into the holiday weekend.