Ohio’s Crop Progress — October 16, 2017

Very wet weather during the week hindered crop harvest along with planting and other field activities, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3.1 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 15, 2017. Wet conditions followed by dry weather over the weekend allowed producers to make some progress for soybeans and corn. High winds reportedly flattened some corn fields but condition remained stable. Rain continued to aid winter wheat emergence and also held off at times to allow winter wheat planting to progress. Hay cuttings are nearing completion. Average grain moisture for corn harvested was unchanged at 20 percent, and soybean moisture was at 12 percent. The continued wet weather has increased soil moisture conditions while slightly increasing pasture conditions.

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