(WICHITA, Kan.) — The extreme heat and lack of rain is causing headaches for a lot of farmers in the state. The lack of moisture is causing the crop to not be as good as originally hoped.
Some farmers are looking into selling off their livestock to not just make up for their losses, but to make sure the cows don't starve.
On Van Bowlinger's farm in Cheney, the dry conditions killed off much of his crop. So much that there's not enough hay to feed his 160 cows. He says the last time there was any significant moisture was during the winter.
"I've never had to sell cows because of weather," he says. "This is my first year that I've seen it this dry this long."