Moderate rainfall limited planting for many but above normal temperatures helped advance crops in the ground in Ohio, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 17th. Most of the state saw some precipitation, with heaviest amounts falling in the northwest. High humidity limited field drying between showers, creating additional obstacles to planting. Pastures and hay benefited from conditions, and some cutting of hay took place where conditions permitted. Planting of processing tomato planting was underway along with other specialty crops.