Weather Concerns Drive Commodity Price Movement

Weather Concerns Drive Commodity Price Movement

Corryn La Rue
Corryn La Rue
Disruptive weather events across agriculture regions are a major part of commodity price movement. Nutrien Ag Solutions chief atmospheric scientist Eric Snodgrass says he’s waiting to see if mild moisture persists.

“If we continue to see weak La Nina conditions throughout the summer, which some forecasts are calling for… it could be one of those years where we start off wet, and go dry over summer…”

He says California is facing the driest start to any year on record going back to 1893. With low levels in reservoirs and limited snowpack, Snodgrass is concerned for the livelihood of farmers in that region. With California’s Mediterranean climate, the dry season starts now, and there’s nothing to offset the drought through October. That’s a look at how the weather will play a huge role in the ag markets this year.

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