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Winter Wheat Receiving Rain?

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Drought-hit areas of the southern U.S. Plains were expected to get much-needed moisture late last week that should help some of the new winter wheat crop to germinate, a forecaster said last Tuesday. We were thinking you would be planting wheat down there mostly just for insurance purposes. Now, if this rain does occur, this crop has more viability than we thought, said Telvent DTN forecaster Mike Palmerino. U.S. winter wheat crop was 42 per cent seeded as of Oct. 2, lagging the five-year average of 53 per cent. Reuters



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