Ohio sweet corn arrives at farm stands after delay

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) - Sweet corn grown in Ohio is starting to make its way to consumers after a wet spring delayed its arrival at farm stands.

Corn is typically available by early July, but rainy weather in April and May delayed planting this year.

Horticulture specialist Brad Bergefurd with Ohio State University Extension says a steady supply is expected to begin this week and last until fall. He says more recent rains should mean the quality of the corn will be good.

A spokesman for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation says sweet corn is a small part of Ohio's corn crop, with about 15,000 acres planted. That compares with an average of 4 million acres of field corn, which is used for livestock feed, ethanol and processed foods.

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