Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 16, 2014.
Cold, dry weather helped dry out the crops that remained in the field last week. According to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending November 16.
Average temperatures recorded around the State ranged from 34 to 39 degrees or ten degrees below to two degrees below normal. The lowest recorded temperature was 12 degrees and the highest was 72 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 36.3 degrees, 5.0 degrees cooler than normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.01 to 1.17 inches, with a statewide average of 0.77 inches.
Farmers are rushing to get the last of the crops harvested as snow has hit the area and is hindering their ability to wrap up harvest.