Considerable Rains Stalled Harvest Progress
Rain throughout the week in various counties prevented harvest and most fieldwork activities, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 2nd. Harvest was underway in many areas but was slowed down by the multiple rain showers received. The wet and cooler weather was helpful for pasture conditions and wheat emergence. The grain moisture content for corn and soybeans remained the same, at 21 percent and 14 percent respectively. There was not much planting of winter wheat because of the wet conditions.