NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Apr 18, 2014 06:51 AM CDT

One of the topics discussed during a NOAA webinar on the Midwest and Central Plains drought outlook Thursday the prospect for El Nino during the 2014 crop season. El Nino has been in the news a lot recently, and there have been many comments suggesting that the onset of this feature would be soon enough to bring major drought relief to the Far West, the southwestern Plains, and provide mild conditions for corn pollination in the Corn Belt. That's quite a "to-do" list for an atmospheric event.

But, can all these things be accomplished by a feature that is still months away ...

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