When farmers produce smaller crops, it affects our local economy.
Over half the country is experiencing a moderate to extreme drought.
In Maryland, the Central and Eastern parts of the state remain under a drought watch.
These hot and dry conditions are affecting local farmers. Chuck Fry, Vice President of the Maryland Farm Bureau, said when farmers produce smaller crops, it affects our local economy.
"We won't be able to buy cars and equipment and things that are more disposable."
Fry said farmers now plant different types of corn to help weather drought conditions.
"We have newer varieties of corn that can withstand drought and will wait for moisture which is fantastic. When I first started farming, if you had a drought and the corn burned up, you had nothing left.
He added the heat is hardest on farm animals, "When the temperature does not go below 80 degrees at night, it's a tremendous heat stress on dairy cows. They are heat stressed anytime it is over 70 degrees."
Last week he lost a dairy cow that became over-heated.
While the region remains under a drought watch, everyone is asked to conserve water everyday.