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Hot temperatures affecting locally grown produce

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Recent scorching temperatures are affecting locally grown produce.

Gary Hull, a vendor at the Quincy's Farmers Market says the hot temperatures have really taken a toll on the amount of healthy produce he's been able to sell.

Hull says when it's extremely hot outside, tomatoes and corn see the most damage.

He says because prices have gone up of the extra effort vendors have to put in to keep the produce healthy.

"You pick the bean and it's real soft, there's nothing in them, so they're not really good to eat that way. It's burning a lot of stuff. We need rain badly. All the water we're having to water this stuff with, you can't just give this stuff away, you're paying for water and paying to pump it, so you have to have a little bit more of a price to help pay for that."

Hull says if we don't get rain soon, produce prices could continue to rise.

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