July saw quite a turn around in weather with nearly six inches of rain in the Bowling Green area. That was a far cry from June which was one of the driest on record. Local farmers welcomed the rain, but say the damage has already been done.
"The hot, dry weather, the hot sun just cooked the blooms off of the beans so the bean crop is pretty much non existent, at least local beans," says Dan Kinsner of Summer Garden Memories.
"When it is so hot the pollination won't set on through anything so green beans it has really affected bad," says Dorothy Richmond of Richmonds Produce.
In June farmers had to resort to watering their crops. For some, the damage from weather has been so bad they had to give up.
"We tried to keep our tomato plants and our beans watered but since the beans don't have any blossoms or beans on them we stopped irrigating them," says Kinsner.
Water was also a concern for fruit farms, although recent rain has seemed to save them.
"We were really concerned because we didn't think we were going to have very many peaches at all when it first started out. They were small and then we got the rain and they grew," says Rita Bowles of Dunn & Bowen farms.
But that rain has come with another damaging problem.
"At the beginning of the year we started out with more peaches and an absolutely gorgeous crop but that first rain we had, had hail so we have a few marks on the peaches and apples but they still taste good," says Jacqueline Otis of Jackson Orchard.
The hardest hit crops are corn and beans with farmers already cutting corn down and cutting their losses.
Farmers say the beans they are selling at local farmers markets are from other farms across the state.