Ohio Farm Fields

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 08:37 AM
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Many Ohio farm fields are saturated after the recent rains but experts say that with good weather some could rebound. However, damage to overall harvest yields has likely been done. Still, crops planted on higher ground or in areas that didn’t get too much rain are doing well. The USDA estimates that 55 percent of the corn crop is good or excellent, as are 51 percent of soybeans. Hay and winter wheat have been ready for cutting but many farmers are only now getting into the fields. Only eleven percent of the wheat crop has been harvested, compared with 82 percent this time last year. Many Ohio farmers planted wheat this year because of an increase in wheat prices and the poor performance of corn and soybeans last year.

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