Heat is taking a toll on crops


High temperatures have been hindering more than firefighters' attempts to put out raging wildfires in Montana. The temperatures are destroying what might have been some of the best spring wheat yields in five years.

"If we had gotten rain instead of heat, we probably would have had a pretty good spring wheat crop," Gary Meland said. "Some of this stuff could lose up to 50 percent of its potential. Possibly more if this continues."

The National Weather Service reports that Montana will have a slight respite from the heat this weekend, but that it will probably return early next week.


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