LONOKE, Ark.(KTHV) - The weather this summer has been a mixed bag for farmers in Arkansas. The cooler temperatures were great for some, while others are embracing this heat.
While most of us have been enjoying this cooler than normal summer, hay producers like Matt Flynt of Lonoke have been wishing for the mid-90s.
Flynt says cooler temperatures during June and July slowed down the growth of grass used for baling hay.
"The soil moisture has been great but we just hadn't had quite enough heat this year."
Flynt says the next couple of weeks will be crucial for hay producers trying to cash in on forage before days get shorter.
"We have to have stretches of dry weather for a week or two at a time to get in and get the field harvested."