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Farmers enjoying good growing conditions

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Most farmers got off pretty lucky this year and were able to get their corn and soybeans planted on time.

Even though we had a cold early spring, it didn't affect the crops in the ground.

If you remember, last year around this time, temperatures were high and the ground was dry and farmers were considering replanting.

OSU extension agent Curtis Young agrees the differences between now and a year ago are pretty big.

Young says soybeans aren't doing as well as the corn, but with recent rains he expects the beans to bounce back nicely.

He says the winter wheat is also doing much better than a year ago.

He says commodity prices do tend to fluctuate downward at this time of the year not so much because of how the crops are doing in northwest Ohio, but how the crops are faring in states like Kansas and Iowa.

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