Most of Ohio still dry
Timely rains helped improve Ohio crops last week. According to the drought monitor, nearly 80 percent of the state had abnormally dry conditions.
Crop condition ratings increased to 47 percent of corn and 54 percent of soybeans rated good to excellent.
Sixty-four percent of the corn crop is silking and two percent of the crop is in the dough stage. Seventy-six percent of soybeans are blooming, and 34 percent are setting pods.
The second cutting of alfalfa hay is 86 percent complete and the second cutting of other hay is 63 percent complete.