Farmers' profits drying up during arid temperatures
WTMJ News Team
Todd Hicks reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
WEST BEND- Farm animals are stressed because of the heat.
The drought has already affected the supply and demand of corn.
Farmers told TODAY'S TMJ4 they're watching prices rise as they struggle to feed cows like these.
The little rain has already drained the profits of Dean Groth's business -- Dean Groth Farms, LLC. "This year there won't be anything for selling its all gonna have to go for feed," said Groth.
The West Bend farmer says he's worried as he watches acres of what he feeds his cows, shrivel and shrink on the stalk.
Groth told TODAY'S TMJ4 he won't have enough corn to feed his cows, so he'll have to buy it, hurting his bottom line.
Farmers say as each day passes without rain, saving the stalks is becoming a lost cause.
"You plant it in spring and that's it and hope for the best," said Les Gundrum of L & M Acres.
Experts said the drought will also hit you where it hurts -- at the grocery store.