Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest High temperatures at the beginning of the week helped dry out fields for some planting but spotty rains toward the end of the week delayed further planting. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 21, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA ’ s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Producers were able to plant corn and soybeans before the rain set in but now are experiencing problems with excess moisture. A significant amount of fields had to be replanted, and many farmers had to return to fields to handle soil crusting. Many growers took advantage of a window of opportunity to put up their first cutting of hay.73% of corn was planted, up from 49% the week before. Corn emerged increased 17% from the week before to 41%.Soybeans made a big jump at 43% planted, a rise from the 19% of the week before.Read the full report here.