Ohio crops stabilize with improved weather

Ohio crops benefited from moderate temperatures, but they only had limited rain last week.  USDA statistician Cheryl Turner says the state’s topsoil moisture is 61% adequate and 12% surplus, but 26% of the topsoil is short on moisture.

Ohio farmers report planting double-crop soybeans, spraying, and straw baling last week.

USDA reporters say nearly half of the state’s soybeans are blooming and 11% are setting pods.

The corn crop is rated 49% good to excellent with 23% of the corn silking.

The second crop of alfalfa hay is 68% harvested, and other second-crop hay is 53% harvested.

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