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Weather historic on many levels

Forecasts suggest a 50/50 chance El Nino will continue through fall.

A weak El Nino is still in place and may persist through fall, continuing to promote a pattern of cool and wet conditions for most growing areas, according to Jeff Doran, senior business meteorologist at Planalytics. The ongoing persistent and heavy precipitation associated with the pattern has led to “very significant, even historic” impacts as it has hindered farmers' ability to plant, he said.

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