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Field Conditions – May 27th May 27, 2011

Posted by jprettyman99 in Project Updates, Uncategorized.
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Our field has received more than six inches of rain just in May so the soil continues to be completely saturated with water laying in ponds. We have recently made the decision to change our planned crop from five acres of corn and five acres of soybeans to all soybean crop. We decided it is just getting too late in the growing season to plant corn. Farming is full of decisions and risks. This spring’s weather is just one example of both – decisions and risks.

Farmers from across the state met this week at the Ohio Department of Ag to discuss the delayed planting season. Below are three quick quotes from the discussion. Check out more information at the Ohio Farm Bureau website. 

Ramey – We have 11% corn in the ground, usually have 80%. OH has never been this far behind in the history of OH crop reporting.

Lozier: May rainfall currently 170% of normal, not counting last night. Stream flows literally off the charts.

Zehringer: Farming is not for the weak of heart, we are risk takers, we are entrepreneurs.

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