The harvest was slowed by this past week’s rain. Nutrien Principle Atmospheric Scientist Eric Snodgrass is optimistic about the moisture situation. “The good news is October brought a lot of moisture. I know that chased us out of the field and it was a problem, but it tells me the atmosphere is not broken and it’ll get moisture to you this year.” Snodgrass is watching to see if the La Nina fades in January or February. “If it is gone and fading hard at that point, we could transition into an El Nino spring and summer. With that the jetstream will come out of the southwest and that means we get normal precipitation and reduce the risk of drought.”
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