Brief Break from Wet Weather Continues before More Wet Weather Returns

By: Jim Noel, National Weather Service
Previously published in OSU Extension’s C.O.R.N Newsletter

We have had a few weeks of colder and drier overall weather after the very warm start to October. We expect dry weather through this Thursday except for a few lake effect showers in northeast Ohio about the middle of the week.

Then the pattern will change. Temperatures will likely remain chilly for the rest of the month but we will gradually wet up again. This week will be the best conditions for harvest or any planting of wheat still needed. Continue reading

8 Ag Statistics to Know in 2018

By: Sara Schafer,Top Producer Editor

USDA looked into its crystal ball this week and released its first round of numbers for many key forecasts for agriculture in 2018.

“There are a lot of factors that could shift farm income higher or lower than our current forecast,” says USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson. “Prices may be higher due to growing global economic growth driving demand for agricultural commodities.” Continue reading