Good, bad and ugly of 2016 growing season

Growing period turning out to be warmest and wettest in history of National Weather Service reporting.

Every growing season, Mother Nature provides storylines, and this year is no exception, according to a Planalytics report. Statistically speaking, the March through August 2016 period is turning out to be one of the warmest – and wettest – in the 122 years that the National Weather Service has been maintaining records.

Planalytics said U.S. agriculture has fared well during this period, with some of the highest-yielding wheat, corn and soybean crops ever.

“The El Niño event,

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