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El Nino may help agriculture, K-State ag economist says

Published on -6/16/2014, 3:03 PM

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By Roy Wenzl

The Wichita Eagle

(MCT) El Nino might actually help U.S. agriculture this year, a Kansas State University agricultural economist says.

El Nino is the warming effect over the Pacific Ocean that often causes drought and other problems in some parts of the planet.

But Jay O'Neil, an instructor and specialist at the university's International Grains Program, says there's not only a 70 percent chance it will affect our weather this fall but a good chance it'll actually help, according to a university news release.

It is expected to affect crops during September, October and November, and might bring extra rain and moisture into croplands, he said.

What's good for the U.S. might not be good for everyone, he said. South America could get drier from the El Nino effects, he said.

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