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Wet Winter Weather May Mean A Better Spring For Farmers

Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.

wet farmland

Photo: Andrew (Flickr)

Wet winter weather may not be such a bad thing, following last year's severe drought.

Farm futures are looking more optimistic after Winter Storm Saturn slammed the Midwest this week.

After a long and dry summer, parched soil has been struggling to support winter crops. But the significant precipitation brought by recent weather patterns is providing much-needed moisture to many parts of the United States.

Wet Weather Worldwide

While other countries like Australia may also see a better year thanks to improved conditions following the drought, not every country is enjoying the wet.

From Britain’s too-damp wheat crops to Fiji’s concerns over strong storms affecting sugar cane, excess precipitation in wrecking havoc on fields in some places.

Farmers are looking forward to Friday when the USDA will release its 2013 forecasts for global wheat, soybean and corn inventories.

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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