Scattered rain events were beneficial to crops affected by recent extreme hot dry weather, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 21. Wet conditions prevented some field activities. Corn and soybean conditions were still mostly fair. Wheat harvest progress remained slightly behind last year and the 5-year averages. Producers were waiting for dryer conditions to complete harvesting. Oat harvest began in some areas. Early in the week, conditions were adequate for harvesting before most areas received some rainfall. Hay continued to be cut and bailed. First cuttings were complete and second cuttings were progressing well. Pasture and range conditions were mostly fair. Some pastures showed signs of stress before the rain.