Wet February for Ohio


Wet February for Ohio

A warm, wet February has had an impact on agriculture in Ohio.

The USDA says temperatures have averaged more than a degree above normal, while average state wide precipitation has topped 2.5 inches, about 1.4 more than usual.

That has led to flooding and ponding in some fields, leaving almost all soil in the state with adequate to surplus moisture.

49% of Ohio’s winter wheat crop is called good to excellent, 8% less than last month, with 34% rated fair, 3% more, and 17% is in poor to very poor shape, an increase of 5%.

That wet conditions and rapidly changing temperatures are also reportedly complicating day-to-day activities for cattle and dairy producers, but most livestock are doing well.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and weather reports resume in April.