Canada: Ontario farmers on brink of disaster – Wettest summer in 150 years farmers on brink of disaster – Wettest summer in 150 years:

Cool, rainy spring and summer. So much rain that the hay is soggy.


“Local farmers in the Kawarthas say they are in dire circumstances, which will become more critical if the weather fails to bring the sunshine and warm temperatures,” says

“No matter how old you are, we haven’t seen weather like this,” said local beef farmer David Whittington. “Last year, we had the driest summer in a hundred years and now we have the wettest in 150 years.”

“What we need right now is heat, and more heat . . . and more heat,” said Whittington.

The Kawarthas Lakes region, about 90 miles northeast of Toronto, is considered part of Central Ontario.  The region includes hundreds of lakes and rivers.

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