For some farmers in Washington County, Virginia it's not the extreme heat, but the lack of rain that's causing problems. Some haven't seen a drop of rain in weeks.
Now imagine your salary was completely dependent on the weather, that's exactly what it's like for farmers.
For cows, it's their job to eat. But there's a problem, they're already eating hay. "June is too early to start feeding hay," said dairy farmer Sam Rock.
Rock has been running his dairy farm since 1964 and this drought has got him worried, "If we don't have any rain and no second cut in hay we're going to be in trouble in hay business too."
But this problem means more than just lost crops and cattle, Rock says it may put him out of business.
So what does this drought mean for you and me? News 5 caught up with Phil Blevins, the Washington County Virginia Extension Agent, and learned you won't notice prices at the grocery store going up.
But it will hurt the local economy, "Agriculture is biggest industry there is in Washington County. It out paces any other industry in terms of volume of sales."
Blevins plans on asking for money to help farmers by requesting a Disaster Declaration. "There are some relief things that can be done, sometimes they're substantial sometimes they're not," he added.
For produce farmers like Kevin Leonard, they're putting out water lines to help crops grow. "Water these beans, it'll be a high water bill because we're not as fortunate as some to have a creek or something to pump from," he said.
And keeping their eye on the sky. "I just pray every day just send us some rain," said Leonard.
This drought is also hurting beef farmers. News 5 learned since there is a shortage in feed, cattle won't be able to gain as much weight. Meaning farmers will have to sell them at market earlier than usual.