The state received varied amounts of rain along with strong winds and tornadoes that caused limited damage, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The week started off dry, helping hay harvest and other field work. Scattered rains moved in by mid-week and lingered through the weekend. Western and northeastern portions of the state benefitted most. There were 5 days available for fieldwork for the week ending August 28th . Disease and insect pressure remained high for corn in many areas. Growers reported tip back on ears, the likely result of either unfavorable pollination conditions or early season nitrogen loss. Soybean progress continued to track along the five year average. Hayfields and pastures received a boost where rains were abundant.