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Weather outlook points to warm spring, trend-line yields, Taylor says

Weather outlook points to warm spring, trend-line yields, Taylor says
Weather conditions in Iowa are expected to be warmer and wetter than normal as farmers gear up for spring planting next month, Iowa State University Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor said last week.

Developing El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean suggest a favorable growing season for Iowa farmers this year, Iowa State Extension Climatologist Elwynn Taylor said last week.

It’s too early to select exact matches, or "analog years," for conditions similar to this year, but early indicators point to good chances for high yields in Iowa and the western Corn Belt.

"The winter (conditions) don’t necessarily tell us very much...




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