More wet weather causing additional harvest delays

More wet weather this weekend could mean additional harvest delays for farmers across the Ohio Valley.

According to the latest USDA progress report, soggy fields pushed corn & soybean harvest behind the five-year average. A recent break in rainfall offered some relief to growers last week, but lower-than-normal temperatures kept fields from drying.

Forecasters predict unfavorable weather will continue through the end of the month. Some farmers are considering paying extra for propane to dry their corn - causing high demand and creating a shortage issue. Due to low commodity prices, other growers plan to gamble on the weather and let the crop dry in the field.