A weather pattern known as La Nina created drought conditions, and subsequent wildfires, across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, But its weather cousin, El Nino, may develop, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
Midwestern farmers usually fare well during years that El Niño weather patterns affect the growing season, according to an Iowa State University agronomist. But that can change if El Niño is followed immediately
The feared El Niño weather phenomenon could strike as early as the third quarter of 2012, raising prospects of wreaking weather havoc from North and South America to Asia, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said
The U.S. Climate Prediction Center raised the prospect that El Niño conditions could return after the Northern Hemisphere summer, causing adverse weather that could potentially disrupt the harvest of vital crops such a
Justin Dlomo watches his small herd of emaciated cattle scrounge for bits of dry grass with a growing sense of dread. "I don't even know what to do anymore," he says. Worsening drought in Zimbabwe has dried up water hol
A key indicator for the strength of El Niño has reached a record high, the U.S. weather agency said, adding to signs that a weather pattern known for causing extreme droughts, storms and floods could become one of the
California's drought - its worst in decades - is likely to hold steady through the summer months and may not ease in the fall even with an anticipated El Niño weather pattern, a federal drought expert said on Friday.
Crop production feels more like a gamble than a guarantee sometimes - especially when Mother Nature is setting the odds. That's especially true in 2016, coming off a the biggest El Niño on record. Surely
Despite a wild fall, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects a warmer-than-normal winter for the western two-thirds of the U.S. They don’t expect any areas with cooler-than-normal conditions.
Monthly fed cattle net returns have been negative since December 2014. A few months ago, it appeared that we would climb above breakeven this spring. However, that was before the recent drop in fed cattle prices.