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El Niño expected to benefit U.S. agriculture

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avatar El Niño expected to benefit U.S. agriculture
June 17, 2014 02:59PM
An El Niño would help U.S. crop production, but could negatively impact worldwide production, a senior agricultural economist says. "El Niño is generally favorable to crop production in the United States because it brings extra rain and moisture into the core crop-growing areas," he said. "We're just coming out of a four-year drought cycle in the United States and we'd like to get back to what we call trend-line yields and big crop production so there's plenty for everybody."

avatar Re: El Niño expected to benefit U.S. agriculture
June 17, 2014 07:42PM
An El Nino COULD be of some help. It could also bring disaster. With the oceans warmer, you know... global warming and all that, it could bring on some atmospheric rivers such as a "Pineapple Express." These rivers can bring rains measured in feet per day.
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