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Delayed La Nina to be a Boon for Crops

Hoosier Ag Today by: Hoosier Ag Today

Some weather models that initially showed La Nina would develop by July have been pushed back a month or two, according to Kyle Tapley, senior agricultural meteorologist at MDA Weather Services. Pro Farmers First Thing Today reports he also points out that El Nino has been weakening since November at a slower pace than with previous systems, resulting in the delayed timeframe. The meteorologist says that if we don’t have a quicker transition to La Nina, we have less likelihood of a very hot and dry summer across the United States. This would be a positive for crops at home and in countries such as Australia and India. Tapley elaborated that MDA is calling for just above normal temperatures across the eastern and central U.S. this summer and close to normal precipitation in most corn and soybean areas across the Midwest.

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