Will a weather shift from El Niño to La Niña impact Brazil’s corn harvest?

The NOAA says there is an 83% chance the El Niño weather pattern will transition into neutral conditions between April and June 2024.

While the predicted incoming weather pattern shift from El Niño to La Niña could pose challenges for American crops this summer, it is also a concern for corn growers in Brazil.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there is an 83% chance that the El Niño weather pattern will transition into neutral conditions sometime between April and June 2024. There is also a 62% chance La Niña will come into play June through August.

The ongoing extreme weather pattern is linked to above-average rain in the southern part of the South American country and drought in the north. The neutral shift and La Niña could lead to opposite effects. Second corn crop farmers fear this could impact output, which is supposed to come in at 29 million tons.

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