Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

Hay farmer Milan Adams stands in a dry hay field near a wind sock, left, in Exeter, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Adams said in prior years it rained in the spring. This year, he said, the dryness started in March, and April was so dry he was nervous about his first cut of hay. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought