Area farmers bring up crops with a sweat. Sometimes, with even more sweat.
Record high temperatures during recent weeks have done more good than harm to Hardin County crops.
The heat hasn’t yet reached a point at which it is damaging crops, said Matt Adams, an extension agent for agriculture and natural resources with the Hardin County office.
Warm and dry conditions allowed farmers to finish spring planting, which a wet April and early May postponed, he said. The area received more than 20 inches of rain over those months.