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Wet Farming

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We are nearing the end of April and very few if any farmers in West Central Ohio have started planting. Local farmer Brad Hays says at this point its not overly alarming to not get started yet, but compared to the last few years of unseasonably warm weather farmers are getting anxious.

Curtis Young the OSU Extension Agent for Van Wert says we have been some what spoiled the last few years with extremely warm weather early in the spring. 

Young says there is a good side to all this water we actually needed it to replenish our supply after last years drought.

Hays says regardless of the amount of rain we have had, the cold nights would do just as much harm to seeds in the ground anyway so letting them sit in the bag is better at this point.

Hays and Young both say that planting early is always a gamble and its best to typically wait until after May 15th, because that's when we typically expect to see our last freeze. 

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