OK, While many of us feel that this picture represents how harvest has gone so far, we are not really that far behind. The most recent Ohio Crop Weather report issued on October 9 shows corn harvest at 21%. At this time last year we had harvested 12% of our corn while the most recent 5-year average is 17%.
Soybeans are lagging behind just a bit. This report shows Ohio bean harvest at 30%. This compares to 42% last year and a 5-year average of 36%.
So why do we feel we are so far behind? Probably because we started sooner this year and have received just enough rain to prevent us from running beans many days this year. Early reports that I am hearing have soybean yields much better than last year and good corn yields as well.
See the full report below.