A late harvest expected for many Ohio farmers

Harvest is still about two weeks out for central Ohio farmer Sean Rittinger.

He tells Brownfield he’s expecting slightly above-average yields for corn.   “We’re not going to have a record crop,” he says.  “I think the dry weather early on hurt our corn.  But, the last three or four weeks we’ve put on kernel depth and test weight and had good, cool nights to fill the grain.  I’m feeling like we’re going to have a pretty good corn crop, but not the best ever.”

He says soybeans could be a different story.  “We’re sitting on a very solid crop,” he says.  “I’m hesitant to say record, but I think it’s going to be pretty good.”

Rittinger says he’s been pleasantly surprised with the corn and soybeans this year, especially with the drier-than-average growing season. 

He farms about 45 miles south of Columbus. 

AUDIO: Sean Rittinger, Stoutsville, OH

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