Cropcast Morning Headlines:
-Midwest is wetter in northern and eastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Snow should build across northern and eastern areas this weekend, which should build winterkill protection for wheat ahead of very cold conditions next week. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in northern and east central areas. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Plains are wetter in east central areas in the 6-10 day period. Some very spotty winterkill is occurring this morning in far western Nebraska and far northeastern Colorado, but no major damage is expected. Moisture will remain quite short in central and western areas. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in east central areas. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-Florida is drier today. Drier weather through early next week will allow harvesting to progress well. Temperatures should cool a bit through the weekend, but should remain well above frost levels. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is drier in northern areas. Temperatures are unchanged.
– Delta is wetter in southern and eastern areas in the 6-10 day period. Additional rains later this weekend and next week should further improve moisture for wheat early growth. The 6-10 day outlook is wetter in southern and eastern areas. Temperatures are unchanged. The 11-15 day outlook is unchanged.
-No changes for Argentina. Dryness will continue to stress corn and soybeans across central and southern Cordoba, southern Santa Fe, southern Entre Rios, La Pampa, and Buenos Aires. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged.
-No changes for Brazil. An upturn in rains in Santa Catarina, Parana, Sao Paulo, and southern Mato Grosso do Sul will improve moisture, and improvements are expected in Mato Grosso, Goias, and Minas Gerais next week. The 6-10 day is unchanged.
-No changes for Europe. Showers are beginning to improve moisture a bit in UK, but moisture elsewhere across central Europe will decline. Cool temperatures in north central and eastern areas are pushing wheat there into dormancy.
-No changes for Black Sea. Snow cover will continue to increase across much of the region, which will protect wheat from winterkill.
-No changes for China. Precipitation should remain limited through next week, which should allow moisture to decline in southern North China Plain and Yangtze Valley. Wheat and rapeseed conditions should remain stable, as moisture needs are low.
-No changes for Australia. Showers in eastern areas are slowing wheat harvesting a bit, and showers in Western Australia later this weekend and next week will slow harvesting there.
-No changes for South Africa. Showers in central areas through the weekend should improve moisture a bit, and improvements are expected in northern areas next week. This will improve conditions for corn growth.
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