Farmers in the United States are hoping for dry weather to allow them to get their new crops in the ground.
Corn harvesting is nearing completion and farmers will soon turn their focus to wheat.
Chicago-based broker Jack Scoville, the vice president of PriceFutures Group, says farmers want cool, dry weather to complete the corn harvest.
He says he expects wheatprices will remain flat for the foreseeable future.
Mr Scoville says wet weather has slowed soy bean harvesting and risks delaying winter wheat plantings.
“The soy bean harvest is proceeding at full force now,” he said.
“I suspect that once we get the soy beans out of the ground we will see the wheat go in right after it.
“The bad news is we’ll be a little late so we are going to have to hope we can get the crop established before the freeze season starts.
“But the good news is that we’ll have plenty of moisture to work with in the ground.
“If we can get it in very quickly we should be able to get a good established crop.
“A lot will depend on how fast we can get it in there.”
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/us-farmers-hoping-for-dry-weather-to-plant-new-wheat-crops)