The USDA says mild temperatures and timely rains helped corn and soybean crops in Ohio last week.
According to the latest crop progress and condition report, 60 percent of the corn crop is in good to excellent condition. Seventy-seven percent of the crop is in the dough stage and 23 percent dented.
Fifty-nine percent of soybeans are in good to excellent condition, with 88 percent setting pods.
Seventy-one percent of third-crop alfalfa hay is cut, while 83 percent of second-crop other hay and 46 percent third-crop other hay is harvested.