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Friday is a quieter report day with U.S. existing home sales at 9 a.m. CDT and cattle on-feed at 2 p.m. CDT. Unless trade news or something unexpected develops, this may be a good day to check out harvest anecdotes on Twitter.


Light rain is in store for portions of the western and central Midwest Friday, causing harvest disruptions. We'll also see rain in the Southern Plains with some harvest and winter wheat planting delays. Rain in central Texas may be locally heavy with more flood issues. Dry and mild conditions elsewhere will favor harvest and fall fieldwork.