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Farmer says drought like conditions could hurt later planted crops

Harvest is underway for many farmers. Southern Ohio Farmer Greg Corcoran is reporting varying yields in his fields.

“We’ve had good fields with good yields, and we’ve had some fields that we’ve scratched our heads on trying to figure out what went wrong,” he says. “I would say right now we are average to above average on our yields.”

He tells Brownfield his crops experienced drought-like conditions last month that will likely hurt yields.

“With the high 90s and no rain into the fall, it will be interesting to see how that affected the crops,” he says. “I would assume that it more than likely affected those later-planted crops and we’ll know more when we get to them.”  

Corcoran grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and popcorn in Ross, Pike, and Scioto counties. He is hopeful they’ll wrap up harvest in the next month.

Audio: Greg Corcoran, Ohio farmer

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