La Nina is out and El Nino is in. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey made that point when speaking on the Red River Farm Network stage at the Big Iron Farm Show. This should change weather patterns for key areas of crop production in both North America and South America. “We do expect a wetter weather pattern for Argentina and southern Brazil.” El Nino impacts North America by creating a strong southern jet stream that should help places like Oklahoma and Texas come out of drought. The northern jet stream becomes weaker meaning a more mild, dry winter in the northern U.S. “By spring, we could be short on moisture, especially in areas that are currently experiencing drought.” Listen to the full seminar with Brad Rippey on RRFN’s Big Iron Farm Show 2023 YouTube playlist.
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