Steve Sprague, owner of Sprague Farmer's Market in Oregon, says drought like conditions are destroying his livelihood.
Sprague says his yields are down to levels about half of what they were last year. That means a big hit to his bottom line.
"That's 90% of our income in the summer is produce and you lose half of that and you're hurting," said Sprague.
Sprague says based on his experience, this is the worst drought since 1988. Although he admits waiting on Mother Nature is part of the life of a farmer, that does not make it any easier to deal with.
"Very frustrating. Yea, you work hard; you work hard to keep your crops clean. You spray them, fertilize them, you try and keep the weeds out and you get time to harvest and you're finally going to get some of your return back and then you get this kind of weather, it's frustrating. But you can't control it, it's all Mother Nature," said Sprague.
Sprague says he is not asking for much, just a few inches of rain could save his crops.
"If we had 2" of rain over a slow period of time, that would be just perfect and that would set us up to do ok," said Sprague.
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