Chaotic weather patterns have the potential to impact this year’s corn yield. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center’s latest outlook for the Pacific Ocean says a neutral temperature pattern moving in by April, May or June has increased by 80%.

This means La Niña would move in during mid-to-late summer, a pivotal phase in corn production. The kernel-filling segment is critical to yields. Weather patterns are so far following similar patterns seen in 2010 and 2020. Corn yields ultimately saw noticeable declines in both years.

Read more on weather patterns and this year’s corn yield outlook here.