La Niña dominated many news stories throughout 2022 as it maintained its grip on the Pacific Ocean. Developing in late 2020, La Niña has brought with it spring flooding and cold temperatures that delayed planting for most U.S. growers. It also brought heat and drought, leading to variable yields and livestock losses. It’s little wonder why the weather phenomenon was DTN’s top ag story of 2022.

As winter continues to settle across the country, La Niña will favor clipper systems – storms that move quickly and bring cold, arctic air. The impacts of this weather system extended far past the U.S., as crop production was impacted throughout most of the world, including Argentina and southern Brazil, with extreme heat and dryness. Significant heatwaves affected much of Europe and many Asian countries.

Read more on La Niña’s impact on 2022 weather systems here.