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Ohio farmer planting slightly ahead of normal

An Ohio farmer says he’s about 10 days away from planting.

Ray Van Horn tells Brownfield soybeans will be the first seed to get in the ground.

“That April 20th is probably a week or so sooner than we get running a lot of years, but that’s just the date we kind of shoot for to try to get rolling,” he says.

Van Horn says a three-inch rain last week replenished dry areas and conditions look great. But he says crop prices are another story.

“You go from six-dollar corn a year ago to $4.00 corn now,” he says. “Between that and the inputs, it’s going to be really tough for guys to get by.”

Van Horn grows corn, soybeans, and wheat in Mt. Gilead.

AUDIO: Ray Van Horn, Ohio farmer

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