Mass. Farmers Cope With Extreme Heat, HumidityPlay
Day 3 of the hot and humid weather, with temperatures expected to push into the 90s, means another day of coping, not just for city and suburban dwellers but also for farmers across the state.
Farmers are used to weather varying throughout the year, but extreme heat and humidity do add some challenges.
Rich Bonanno runs his family's farm Pleasant Valley Gardens in Methuen and is president of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation. He joined Morning Edition Friday to explain what some farmers are doing to help their crops "beat the heat."
This program aired on June 22, 2012.