Ohio crop update: Rain slows harvest
REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- Variable rainfall slowed harvest for most producers, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 30. The recent rainfall kept combines out of soybean fields most of the week as harvest progress fell below the 5-year average. Corn combines were rolling as harvest progress finished the week just above the 5-year average. Winter wheat planters were slowed to a crawl and corn chopped for silage inched along as well. Warm weather in-between rains helped some producers make hay last week, but it continued at a slow pace. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 21 percent, and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.