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Wet weather continues stalling farmers in Ohio


May 13, 2019
By Dayton Daily News

Wet weather has prevented farmers in Ohio from planting this season’s crops. Only two percent of corn had been planted, well below the five-year average of 27 percent, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Over the last week there were a few dry days that some farmers were able to get into the fields, but Ohio Farm Bureau said it depends on the combination of drainage, equipment and weather area farmers have. Overall, the planting window has gotten smaller in recent years, so farmers are putting in more drain tile, getting new machinery and changing planting habits to ease concerns in the long run. However, current economic and trade situations coupled with bad weather could mean that some farmers might explore other career options. | READ MORE