Cropcast Morning Headlines:
-Midwest is wetter in southwestern areas in the 6-10 day period. Colder temperatures should return through the weekend, but no winterkill is expected. Precipitation should remain limited through the weekend as well. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in southwestern areas. Temperatures are warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Plains are warmer in the 6-10 day period. Snow in western areas over the next few days should help protect wheat from winterkill as colder conditions return. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in southern areas. Temperatures are unchanged.
-No changes for Florida. An upturn in rains again Friday and Saturday will slow remaining harvesting, but will improve moisture for new growth. Temperatures should cool a bit this weekend, but should remain above frost levels. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Delta is warmer in the 6-10 day period. More limited rains through the weekend should allow wetness to ease. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Argentina is drier in southern areas in the 6-10 day period. Rains in northern areas 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 north central areas in the 6-10 day period. Additional showers in southern areas through the weekend should continue to ease remaining dryness there. However, limited rains 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 north central areas, which would begin to replenish moisture.
-No changes for Europe. Snow cover should build across central and eastern areas through late week, which should help protect wheat from winterkill.
-No changes for Black Sea. Snow cover should rebuild across Ukraine, Belarus, and Central Region through the weekend, which should help prevent winterkill there as colder conditions return.
-No changes for China. Showers in western and southeastern Yangtze Valley through the weekend should further improve moisture for wheat and rapeseed.
-No changes for Australia. Drier weather in the sorghum belt through the weekend should allow moisture to decline again. Wheat harvesting should finish up, though.
-No changes for South Africa. Rains in southern areas through the weekend should significantly improve moisture for corn, but some dryness will persist in western Limpopo and northern Kwazulu-Natal.
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