South American planting eases forward

In the week ending Oct. 16, early-corn planting in Argentina rose to about 47 percent planted, up 5 points week on week but 15 points below the five-year average. Brazil's early-corn planting rose to over 47 percent, up 8 points week on week but [...]

Warmer weather expected to benefit developing crops

Recent heavy rains from the southwestern to the northcentral Grain Belt replenished topsoil moisture ahead of a warmer and drier stretch of weather. Beneficial drying is expected across the southern areas, where soil moisture is adequate, as well. As soil moisture is already low [...]

Southern Brazil to get rain, U.S. soils remain saturated

South and southwest Brazil have seen limited rains in recent months. While significant rain is expected in these areas over the next two weeks, it may not be enough to restore soil moisture to adequate levels. Nevertheless, any rain at this point will be [...]