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Rain affecting farmers and harvest

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According to the Ohio State University Extension Office in Hardin County, it has rained more than three inches in the past week in Kenton with similar numbers throughout the area. According to the Ohio State University Extension Office in Hardin County, it has rained more than three inches in the past week in Kenton with similar numbers throughout the area.
While around 70 percent of corn and 82 percent of soybeans have been harvested in Ohio, all the rain could lead to problems for the crops still in the field. While around 70 percent of corn and 82 percent of soybeans have been harvested in Ohio, all the rain could lead to problems for the crops still in the field.

All of the rain that we've had over the last week is affecting a lot of people in our area, including farmers.

According to the Ohio State University Extension Office in Hardin County, it has rained more than three inches in the past week in Kenton with similar numbers throughout the area. That means that with all the extra moisture in the ground, harvests have been brought to a stop. While around 70 percent of corn and 82 percent of soybeans have been harvested in Ohio, all the rain could lead to problems for the crops still in the field. 

"Each time that the been seed gets wet it swells, and when it dries it contracts, so this constant drying and getting wet does a number on the bean seed so we’re hoping to get them out as soon as we can, but you can’t rush mother nature," said Mark Badertscher, OSU Hardin County Extension Educator.

The extension office added that the rain from the spring and summer months did bring high yields for soybeans and corn.

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