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Soggy start to growing season for Trumbull farmers

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WEST FARMINGTON, Ohio - The wet weather during the past four weeks has made for a soggy start for some of the crops farmers are tending to in Trumbull County.

Spraying soybean crops for weeds at Joe Turon's farm in West Farmington is delayed at least three weeks thanks to the rain. Instead of working long days outside, he's been waiting with his farming equipment on the sidelines for the skies to clear.

"You sit there and you look at it and you wait to get going, and all you can do is keep it clean, keep it greased and fix the things that you broke and be ready to go when the sun does break," Turon says.

Measurable precipitation has been in the forecast for the first nine days of July. During the month of June, 5.4 inches of rain fell across the valley, 1.5 inches above the monthly average.

"If we can get some sunny days and some dry points, this rain is going to make a great crop, but right now we've got to get past this rainy period to make sure we can get it up out of the ground and growing well," Turon says.

A high pressure system moving in Thursday is expected to bring the warm and dry weather the farmers have been waiting for.

Check out WFMJ Chief Meteorologist Eric Wilhelm's latest forecast here.

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