The La Nina impact on the Illinois winter is still somewhat up in the air among weather experts but a national weather expert was recently in Peoria for the Peoria Farm Show to talk with producers about how weather will impact commodity prices coming up.
Dr. Elwynn Taylor, climatologist at Iowa State, says La Nina trends tend to lower the trend line yields and that could have an impact on the grain prices.
Dr. Taylor weather in South America brings a lot of volatility in weather in areas where they grow their crops.
Dr. Taylor points out La Nina brings not as much moisture as El Nino weather patterns. He indicates the areas that are dry leaving the fall could face some risk but from Iowa/Missouri and Illinois borders going west could be hurting if we don't get much moisture this winter.