Cropcast Morning Headlines:
-Midwest is warmer in eastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Colder temperatures should return over the next few days, but no winterkill is expected. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer in eastern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer.
-Plains are wetter in southern areas in the 6-10 day period. Snow in far western areas is protecting wheat from winterkill, but some very spotty damage is likely occurring in central Nebraska. Readings should moderate this weekend and next week. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in southern areas. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer.
-Florida is warmer in the 6-10 day period. An upturn in rains again today and Saturday will slow remaining harvesting, but will improve moisture for new growth. Temperatures should cool a bit by Sunday morning, but should remain above frost levels. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Delta is warmer in the 6-10 day period. Drier weather in southern areas this weekend and early next week will allow wetness to ease. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Argentina is wetter in southern areas through Tuesday. Rains in northern areas will continue to ease any remaining dryness there. Showers in southern areas will improve moisture slightly, but more will be needed to sufficiently replenish moisture. Wetness in central areas should ease next week as rains decline there. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged.
-Brazil is drier in southern areas in the 6-10 day period. Additional showers in southern areas through early next week should continue to ease remaining dryness. Limited rains in northern areas through the weekend will allow moisture shortages and stress to continue to build on corn and soybeans, but improvements are expected later next week. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in southern areas.
-No changes for Europe. Snow cover in eastern areas should protect wheat there from winterkill. However, continued limited precipitation in central and western areas will allow dryness there to continue.
-No changes for Black Sea. Snow cover should continue to build across central Ukraine, which should protect wheat there from winterkill. However, some very spotty damage will be possible in western Ukraine.
-No changes for China. Showers in western and southeastern Yangtze Valley should continue to improve moisture for wheat and rapeseed.
-No changes for Australia. Drier weather in the sorghum belt through early next week will allow moisture to decline again. Wheat harvesting should finish up, though.
-No changes for South Africa. Rains in southern areas should continue to improve moisture for corn, but some dryness will persist in western Limpopo and northern Kwazulu-Natal as rain amounts remain rather light there.
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