Farmers have had plenty of time to talk about their weather problems. Some haven’t planted, some are just seeing seedlings emerge, others are seeing plants better than the norm. Today — I was looking at some fields to get an update on conditions. Farmers got a dry weekend. They’ve gone three days without checking their rain gauge. Driving thru Mahoning County, some fields have benefited and greened up. But everyone has battled the weather. 9:25 :10 JOHN BRICKER THIS IS THE WORST YEAR I’VE SEEN AND I’M THIRD GENERATION HERE. I’VE NEVER SEEN IT THIS WET THIS LONG. John Bricker still has 200 acres of soybeans to plant, and figures he has about a week left to do it.. Almost all of his field corn is in — the seeds were put down May 21st, three weeks later than normal. 10:24 :07 JOHN BRICKER YOU HAD VERY SMALL WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN THE FIELDS AND YOU HAD TO HAVE EVERYTHING READY, AND JUST GO AT IT BASICALLY. Bricker’s corn looks good in places, and even better in others, even if it is behind schedule. 12:56 :10 JOHN BRICKER WELL IT SHOULD BE UP TO HERE. INSTEAD IT’S HERE AND IF IT HAD BEEN PLANTED MAY 1ST IT’D BE CHEST HIGH HONESTLY IF WE’D HAD THE WEATER FOR IT. Bricker plans to get nitrogen on it too, which will really help green it up. On an 11-acre plot off Route 165, Phil McMaster was just getting in his field. He was planting soybeans. It was going to be sweet corn, but switched hoping to salvage a crop on this land. Farmers have had to adapt. Bricker is sitting in one of the few spots where he’s been able to get some work done. 9:39 :10 JOHN BRICKER THERE’S OTHER FARMERS OUT THERE THAT ARE WAY WORSE SHAPE THEN WE ARE SO I’M FEELING FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE THE PROGRESS DONE THAT WE HAVE DONE. Farmers want hot humid days, very warm nights, and a couple tenths of rain every few days. [E4]20190624 YPD