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Summer heat crisis for crops and livestock

 


As I looked for ideas for this column, I came across some information about what the widespread summer heat is doing to U.S. farmers. Obviously, I did not write the following but gathered it from various sources.

Successful Farmer reports: For the first time this summer, the U.S. Drought Monitor indicated moisture stress in each of the top 18 corn growing states. Colorful maps released Thursday, July 21 show expanding and intensifying drought conditions in many areas as a record-setting heat wave sweeps the country.

The Texas Tribune adds: “We can’t outfox what Mother Nature sends us,...



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