Farmer: If We Don’t Get Any Rain This Weekend, We’re About Finished

nj american water 7-5-10_wmAs a heat wave bakes New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie today urged residents to “be smart” in conserving drinking water. Despite advisories in certain counties, Christie said the state is not in immediate danger of running out of drinking water, but the drought has put farms at risk. “We are not yet at a crisis point in terms of our drinking water. But it doesn’t help at a farm like this,” Christie said on a visit to the Franklin Township 21-acre spread of Bob Puskas, a third-generation farmer who produces corn, soybeans, wheat and hay along with raising cows.

Puskas said the corn and soybean crops are “hurting” and may not survive the season.

“If we don’t get any rain this weekend, we’re about finished,” he said. Star Ledger.

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