Half the state's crops are short of moisture
Dry conditions are probably turning your lawn brown and crunchy, but it's an even bigger concern for the state's farmers.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Joe Cornely says there's not much they can do about it. The good news is that farmers are more easily able to deal with dry spells like this than in the past.
The latest weekly report found that more than 50 percent of Ohio farmers reported soil moisture conditions that were either "short" or "very short." But, he says if the rain is going to stop at any point in the growing season this is the best time for it to happen.
Crop technology has also created plants that are more drought-resistant. Still, farmers would like to see about an inch of rain per week.