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Rain helps Ohio crops


Many of Ohio’s crops had noticeable progress in the past week. Farmers benefited from widespread rainfall which improved soil moisture and helped the crops.  USDA’s statistician Cheryl Turner says 68% of topsoil now has adequate moisture and 11% has surplus moisture.

Fifty-five percent of Ohio’s corn is now silking with 8% in the dough stage.  Fifty-five percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition.

Sixty-five percent of the soybeans are now blooming with 27% setting pods.  Overall, 54% of the soybean crop is in good to excellent condition.

Rain helps Ohio crops