Farmers in Ohio aren’t quite done planting corn, but as of Tuesday, 89% of the crop is planted. Soybeans aren’t far behind with 70% in the ground.
There were six days suitable for field work in Ohio during the week ending May 19 according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Farmers continue to make significant planting progress due to the warm weather and low precipitation, with a number of areas reporting near completion for planting of oats, corn, and soybeans. The lack of rain, however, has had a slightly negative effect on soil moisture. Several producers delayed further planting until after the next storm system moves through. Some showers began over the weekend but appear to be scattered and localized. The first cutting of hay is progressing in most areas, with a few farmers holding off due to rain. A freeze over the weekend caused some concern, with at least one report of damage to fruit crops.
See the full report, along with emergence figures here