El Niño Expected to Benefit U.S. Agriculture, Economist Says

Outlet: Kansas State University

June 16, 2014

An El Niño would help U.S. crop production, but could negatively impact worldwide production, a senior agricultural economist says. “El Niño is generally favorable to crop production in the U.S. because it brings extra rain & moisture into the core crop-growing areas,” he said. “We’re just coming out of a four-year drought cycle in the U.S. & we’d like to get back to what we call trend-line yields & big crop production so there’s plenty for everybody.”