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MANSFIELD, Ohio - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ohio corn is in the best shape in years.

The USDA reports that more than three-fourths of Ohio's corn crop was in good or excellent condition as of July 21 - compared to 15 percent at the same time last year when scorching heat caused a drought that threatened crops.

The Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/166degc) reports that the soggy weather this summer has produced the best corn conditions in five years.

Morrow County farmer John Linder tells the newspaper that corn in low-lying areas got too much water from the flooding earlier this month, but crops on higher ground should be fine.

Ohio's corn industry supports about 34,000 jobs and generates nearly $359 million in labor income each year.

The Associated Press

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