Cropcast Morning Headlines:
-Midwest is drier Friday. Showers in southern areas this weekend further improved moisture for wheat. Colder temperatures should return this week, but no winterkill is expected. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in east central areas. Temperatures are warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer.
-Plains are wetter Wednesday through Friday. Snow in western areas this week should help protect wheat there from winterkill as colder conditions return. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer.
-Florida is wetter Friday. An upturn in rains this week will slow remaining harvesting, but will improve moisture for new growth. Temperatures should remain well above frost levels through the weekend. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in northern areas. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer.
-Delta is warmer in the 6-10 day period. Abundant showers this past weekend further improved moisture for wheat, but some wetness has developed in southern areas. Cooler conditions should return mid and late week. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer.
-Argentina is wetter in northwestern Buenos Aires and southern Cordoba in the 6-10 day period. Rains in northern areas this week will ease any remaining dryness there. However, notable dryness will continue in La Pampa and southern Buenos Aires. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in northwestern Buenos Aires and southern Cordoba.
-Brazil is wetter in central areas in the 6-10 day period. Additional showers in southern areas this week should continue to ease remaining dryness there. However, drier conditions in northern areas will allow moisture shortages and stress to continue to build on corn and soybeans. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in central areas.
-No changes for Europe. Snow cover should build across north central and southeastern areas this week, which should help protect wheat from winterkill.
-No changes for Black Sea. Snow cover should rebuild across northern and eastern Ukraine, Belarus, and Central Region this week, which should help prevent winterkill there as colder conditions return. However, some spotty winterkill will be possible in southwestern Ukraine.
-No changes for China. Showers in western and southeastern Yangtze Valley this week should further improve moisture for wheat and rapeseed.
-No changes for Australia. Showers in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland this past weekend improved moisture for sorghum. Drier weather in much of the wheat belt this week will allow harvesting to finish up.
-No changes for South Africa. Rains in southern areas this week should significantly improve moisture for corn, but dryness will persist in western Limpopo.
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