Corn Harvest Lags After More Rains
Heavy rains stalled corn harvest for another week, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 2.8 days available for field work for the week ending November 19, 2017. Corn harvest is about 11 days behind the five year average. Producers are hoping for drier conditions and colder temperatures to open wet fields to harvest equipment. Average grain moisture for corn harvested was 19 percent and soybean moisture was 13 percent. Wet conditions have also limited fall tillage and other field activities. Winter wheat is progressing well and the condition remains good to excellent.