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Ohio Dealing with Cool, Wet Weather
Ohio Ag Connection - 11/26/2019

Cool, wet weather last week hampered both grain dry down and harvesting, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Temperatures averaged a few degrees below normal and most areas of the State had some rainfall. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sunday.

Corn was 83 percent harvested, up 8 points from the previous week. Growers reported average grain moisture content of 20 percent. This continued to slow harvest as some elevators were shuttering early in the day as dryers were overloaded. On-farm grain dryers ran non-stop as well.

Soybean harvest continued to crawl towards a finish; 93 percent of Ohio soybeans were harvested. The average moisture content was 14 percent. Going into December, winter wheat appeared to be in decent shape with growers reporting 52 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition and 38 percent in fair condition.

In and amongst harvesting activities, growers were able to apply manure and get some fall tillage completed.

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