Hot, Dry Summer Can Mean Bad Harvest

This year's cold winter first gave farmers problems. Now an unusually hot summer can further threaten the year's harvests. Many Swedish farmers are saying their crops desperately need rain.

News agency TT reports that after several hot weeks corn fields have begun to dry out. That means the corn can mature before they have fully grown. Farmers are already expecting a bad yield for the year.

In Skåne vegetable and potato crops are also being affected. Counties have set restrictions on water use. One farmer said that if the heat continues her crops could be lost.