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What DTN Is Watching


Weather remains the main concern this week from both, South America and the U.S. Otherwise, Friday is set up to be a quieter day of trading with no major reports scheduled while China celebrates its New Year.


Rain is expected Friday along and south of the Ohio River and eastward through the middle Atlantic region. Light rain may develop late today or during tonight in west and north Texas and southern Oklahoma. Snow is likely through the northern Rockies during this time. Mainly dry elsewhere in the key central and east crop and livestock areas of the U.S. and Canada. In South America, another dry day for central and south Argentina and southern Brazil.

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