Cropcast Morning Headlines:
-Midwest is warmer in eastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Rains in southeastern areas later this week and over the weekend will maintain abundant moisture for wheat. Ice this weekend in central areas should not result in any notable damage to wheat. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer in eastern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Plains are slightly drier in southern areas in the 6-10 day period. Showers in southern areas this weekend will further improve moisture for wheat. Any ice in south central areas should melt early next week, thus preventing any notable damage. The 6-10 day outlook is slightly drier in southern areas. Temperatures are warmer in eastern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Florida is wetter in the 6-10 day period. Drier weather through the weekend 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. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-No changes for the Delta. Showers in northern areas through the weekend 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 unchanged.
-Argentina is wetter in La Pampa and central Buenos Aires in the 6-10 day period. Lighter rain amounts in central areas through next week will allow wetness to ease a bit. Rains in far northern areas will continue to ease remaining dryness there. Rains in southern areas next week will likely be too light to end dryness there. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in central areas.
-No changes for Brazil. Showers in north central areas by the weekend should improve moisture for corn and soybeans, and notable improvements are still expected in northwestern areas in the 6-10 day period. However, dryness will persist in far northeastern areas. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged.
-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, but more widespread showers will be needed in most western areas to end dryness.
-No changes for Black Sea. Cold conditions continue in northern Russia and western Ukraine, but widespread snow cover is protecting wheat in most areas.
-No changes for China. Showers in 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 should continue to improve moisture for corn. Some wetness will likely continue in western Northwest Province.
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