Out west, heat continues to impact crops

Parts of the country are cooling off as we move toward harvest, but out west, the heat continues.

From California to the Great Basin and into the northwest, hot temperatures are sticking around for at least the next week. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey tells us how this will affect crops.

According to Rippey, “Any immature summer crops are going to experience varying degrees of stress from this heat and dryness for irrigated crops. This means a boost in irrigation demands as we head into late summer.”

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