Scattered rains may cause some harvest delays across the Grain Belt into early October, but little to no rain is expected from the eastern Dakotas down to Kansas and across to southern Illinois, allowing harvest to progress quickly in that area. Less rain is expected across the Grain Belt for the week ending Oct. 12, so harvest could pick up significantly.
In South America, north-central Argentine growing areas need rain, and more widespread dryness is expected in the first half of October.
Southeastern Brazil is expected to see temporary relief in early to mid-October, but some areas may need to be replanted due to recent dryness. Early-planting delays can have a trickledown effect, causing further planting delays for the 2021 safrinha crop in January and February.