Report: Extreme heat may hurt farms and agriculture industry

Christoper Walljasper|Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting via APNearly a hundred farmers, tractor collectors and other onlookers stand around a farm machinery auction July 18 in Lee County, Iowa, feeling the effects of the mid-July heat. By noon, the temperature climbed to 92 degrees Fahrenheit. With 67 percent humidity, it felt more like 108 degrees. The auctioneers wiped sweat from their brows and farmers pulled red bandanas from striped overalls to keep the sweat off.