An Ohio farmer discusses crop conditions ahead of harvest
Harvest is still two weeks away for a Southwestern Ohio farmer as rain falls steadily in parts of the state.
Gail Lierer grows corn and soybeans in Butler County, about three miles from Indiana and 40 miles north of the Ohio River.
“I don’t know if the yields will be quite comparable to other years because of the dry July that we had and August also, but there’re going to be good—just not top notch quality,” she says.
She tells Brownfield she would like to see “any sunshine we can get now is great. The rains are helping some of our later-planted soybeans and if we could get some 80-degree weather and strong winds to dry stuff down it would be perfect. We like to let our corn dry as much as we can in the fields and use minimal gas to dry.”
Brownfield interviewed Lierer, with the Ohio Corn Checkoff, during the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio.
Audio: Gail Lierer