Waverly Threshing Event Feeling Effects of Drought
Farmers Share Stories of Hardship
Waverly, NE - The hot and seemingly endless dry Summer is putting a big strain on Nebraska farming events.
In Waverly, the 36th annual Antique Machinery and Threshing Show is seeing a slight drop in participation. Organizers tell us the number of tractor operators isn't as big as in years past partly because of the heat. Farmers there are also hurting because of the dry conditions, especially those who grow corn and wheat.
"The young guys that are starting out are probably going to get hurt the worst because it costs a lot of money to get started in farming," said full-time farmer Jim Jonas.
"As far as the drought, I think it comes pretty close to being the worst one ever," added another farmer.
The annual threshing show in Waverly will continue on Sunday. In lieu of rainfall, cooling stations are hoping to brighten the mood for some.