Cropcast Morning Headlines:
-Midwest is warmer in western areas in the 6-10 day period. Rains in southeastern areas this week will maintain abundant moisture for wheat. Snow cover should continue to build across far northern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer in western areas. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Plains are slightly drier Friday. Showers in southern areas by the weekend will further improve moisture for wheat. Cool temperatures in northwestern areas late week should not result in any winterkill. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in southern areas. Temperatures are unchanged.
-Florida is wetter in northwestern areas in the 6-10 day period. Drier weather this week should favor any remaining harvesting, but will allow soil moisture to decline again. Temperatures should remain well above frost levels. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in northwestern areas. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Delta is drier in the 11-15 day period. Showers in northern areas this week will maintain abundant moisture for wheat. Wetness should ease a bit in southern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is drier. Temperatures are unchanged.
-Argentina is wetter in central areas in the 6-10 day period. Lighter rain amounts in central areas this week will allow wetness to ease a bit. Rains in far northern areas will continue to ease remaining dryness there. Rains in southwestern areas will likely be too light to ease dryness there. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in central areas.
-Brazil is wetter in central Minas Gerais in the 6-10 day period. Showers in north central areas later this week should improve moisture for corn and soybeans, and improvements are expected in northwestern areas in the 6-10 day period. However, notable dryness will persist in far northeastern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in central Minas Gerais.
-No changes for Europe. Snow cover in north central and eastern areas is protecting wheat from winterkill. Showers in France should improve soil moisture a bit.
-No changes for Black Sea. Cold conditions continue in northern Russia and western Ukraine, but the upturn in snow cover is protecting wheat in most areas.
-No changes for China. Showers in western and southeastern Yangtze Valley this week should continue to improve moisture for wheat and rapeseed.
-No changes for Australia. Showers in central Queensland and northeastern New South Wales later this week should improve moisture a bit for sorghum, but dryness will continue to rebuild in central New South Wales.
-No changes for South Africa. Rains in southern areas this week should continue to improve moisture for corn. Some wetness will likely continue in western Northwest Province.
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